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finding beauty

Finding beauty

I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen. – Anne Lamott I’m taking an introductory six-week art class on Finding Beauty, taught by the beautiful soul, artist […]

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Minor changes, major delight

I’ve been looking for ways to approach personal growth– actually, the whole of my life–with more ease, lightness of being, and self-compassion in the upcoming year. Though I’ll readily state that I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, the spirit of the season has nonetheless made an impression: Within the last 36 hours, I’ve taken a […]

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Dearness

“…You didn’t come onto this earth as a perfectionist or control freak. You weren’t born a person of cringe and contraction. You were born as energy, as life, made of the same stuff as stars, blossoms, breezes. You learned contraction to survive, but that was then. You have paid through the nose—paid but good. It […]

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me on the beach

You don’t have that kind of time

Can you guess what I’m thinking in this photo? Yep, this was me looking pretty darn hot at 19. a) This sun feels great. b) I hope Jeremy’s thinking about me right now (we had just started dating). c) I can’t believe how great it is to be on vacation after exams. d) I hope […]

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Broken window

Everything is broken

Broken lines, broken strings Broken threads, broken springs Broken idols, broken heads People sleeping in broken beds Ain’t no use jiving Ain’t no use joking Everything is broken. Broken bottles, broken plates Broken switches, broken gates Broken dishes, broken parts Streets are filled with broken hearts Broken words never meant to be spoken Everything is […]

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