grace

 

A few moments of silence produces a single-pointed focus.

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Do Over

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Sometimes the second time around is better than the first. I’m traveling to Scotland for the third time this summer, and I know it will be the best trip yet! This elegant rose is still producing glorious experiences every day, just like me….and you.

Unexpected

A chilly windy sunrise with a hot cup of tea. Not what I expected this July morning, but my heart is happy with the surprise.

Ordinary

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We are all special. And……none of us is special, we are all the same. Honeysuckle blooming is spectacular, and the rest of the time it’s pretty ordinary. Nature has created beauty everywhere, you just have to be watching for it.

Lucky

 

IMG_5050My Aunt Jan always said there was no such thing as luck, that it was about being in the right place at the right time. Coincidence? I don’t believe in coincidence either. So, what’s it all about Alfie? Awareness! Noticing, and then noticing what you notice. Drink it in and let the beauty, and the light, and the damage, all of it, let it touch you and resonate with every one of your cells. And then let it go so you can make space for the next moment of your life.

Stillness

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It’s a gift to be still.

Nevermind the admonitions, just do it…..and enjoy.

The Light Upon This Earth

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The single most beautiful thing, is light. Here are the new pink Katsura buds illuminated by the moon, the Pink Moon, to be exact. Dawn is my happy place, that sliver of time between the healing darkness and the beauty of the light upon this earth.

Light

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The light upon this earth: immense, delighting, perfect.

Spiral

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Going in, and going out, all of life is a spiral. Cycles and emerging and becoming. Treasuring each step along the way, I saw one of the last of this summer’s beauties on my walk yesterday. I share her with you so you’ll remember that we will spiral back in a few months. For now we are traveling inward again.

Art

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Free time in the art room gives us time to explore what’s happening inside. That’s where the beauty resides, and the tangle of truth. I worked on some pages in my art journal about myself, my mother, and grandmother. They made fimo monsters!

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