Fire and Ice

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Hoo boy, it was hot yesterday! Today, more of the same.

The sunlight on red Japanese Maple leaves above yellow-orange Icelandic Poppies is my reward this morning. Life is duality; light and dark, joy and sorrow, and even in the garden, fire and ice. Our personal experience of that duality is what determines our position on the continuum between them, so, today I will use air conditioning!

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.

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.

First Light

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Tentative, absorbing, and playing shadows all around me: the morning light lifts my spirit.

 

Celebrate

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Snow is lovely. Silent and soft and I so wish we had gotten more of it overnight. It’s still snowing so maybe we will!

Depth

 

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This. This play of light and shadow. Art and writing are my focus this week and this was my greeting when I opened the door yesterday to let the pups out. She inspires me every day of my life, and this gift was perfect. 

Christmas Light

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As the wheel of the year turns, the light will be returning soon. Here in NH we are enticing it early with our own light, one in each window. Welcoming, guiding, a message to the world that peace lies within.

Light

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

Good Morning Sun

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I saw the sun reflecting off the windows of the old Coast Guard station this morning, and it reminded me of how a realization slowly arrives, a bit at a time. First we come across a new idea, and as it develops, if it resonates with our soul and personality, gradually we make it our own, embracing it and integrating it into our life view. New things come along every day. We should make room for them all!

 

Trust

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Whether trust is eroded or faithfully strong, sometimes you must simply strike off in the right direction and know you’ve done all that you could. Today is such a day. I trust that I am held in love and peace, and all will be well.

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