Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Moon Will Not Mind —

People have ideas about Zen. Like, Zen is silent, simple, clear, no? Sometimes, NO! Here’s a great story that made me laugh, borrowed from one of my favorite blogs, John Weeren’s About Zen: A zen monk said: “There is nothing … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Old-Fashioned, 3

All good old-fashioned fairy tales begin: Once Upon a Time — So — here we go. Once upon a time there was a little girl named Goldilocks who went for a walk in the forest and saw a wee little … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Old-Fashioned, 2

When I was a young woman, there was a new comet blazing across the American firmament — She was a six-foot phenomenon with a most unlikely television personality, and she managed to teach unsophisticated Americans all about French food, including … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Old-Fashioned, 1

This challenge is fun, and the older you are (I’m OLD) the more fun it is — Fashion is so fickle, goes in and out so quickly — that a vast variety of things from my experience and memories fall … Continue reading

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From a Single Candle —

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. The Buddha (With thanks to David Elpern’s thoughtful and provocative blog, Cell2Soul.)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SKY IV

My very favorite sunset of all, April in Tucson, Arizona:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sky III

I see the moon and the moon sees me. The moon sees somebody I want to see. God bless the moon and God bless me, And God bless the somebody I want to see. Children’s rhyme, author Unknown

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SKY II

“The clouds above us join and separate, The breeze in the courtyard leaves and returns. Life is like that, so why not relax? Who can stop us from celebrating?” — Lu Yu

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SKY I

Blue skies? Smiling at me? ‘Fraid not!  The sky one November day in the Berkshires:

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Standing Tall —

— and extremely phallic, this hibiscus at the garden center: (When WordPress instructed me to insert photo into post, it took on a new resonance)

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