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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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new clothes

What do you lack?

But as I lay down to sleep, I remembered this passage from Thoreau’s Walden: “I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes and not a new wearer of the clothes.” Walden reminds me that when I feel lacking- I don’t need new things, I need new eyes with which to see the things […]

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One Day When I Was Old (45)

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. – Proverbs 31:25 I am becoming a Dangerous Old Woman. At 45. I am getting very close. Close to unleashing the deep booming voice buried within my body. This low rumbling has scratched for years at my insides, longing to […]

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Not fooled

Don’t forget to comment on my blogiversary giveaway; deadline to be entered to win is Thursday, January 31st. And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming. Isn’t this quote a beauty? It makes me sigh with joy, for me and for all of you.

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The view from here

Dear you and you and you and you and you…and yes, you: For some time I’ve been trying to find a way to communicate what I see and feel and think of you. I’m still not confident that I can articulate something so powerful yet ethereal this way. But I’m going to chance putting an […]

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Comparison is the thief of joy


You are unlike anyone else in the universe. You are absolutely unique and completely incomparable. Why do you punish yourself with unworthy comparisons? You allow the thief in through a wide open door. No wonder your joy has gone missing! Focus instead on who you abundantly are. On the many treasures you have at hand. […]

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