Friday, March 31, 2023

Reverse Thirteen

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Right now people are ready
to be offended, but I
am ready to be delighted.
Billy Collins

 If instead of a figure you put
the shadow only of a person,
you have found an original
starting point, that strangeness
of which you have calculated.
Paul Gauguin

Life's essential harmony is
within each of us. So
also is life's brokenness.

To be part of transformation
is to look falseness in the face,
to passionately name it
and denounce it

in our world, and at the
same time to clearly identify
its shadow within
our own hearts and to do
battle with it there.
    J. Philip Newell

 The shadows of our own
desires stand between us
and our better angels,
and thus their
brightness is eclipsed.
Charles Dickens

Trying to impose our personal
agenda on someone else's
experience is the shadow side
of love, while real love
recognizes that life
unfolds at its own pace.
Sharon Salzberg


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia