Tag Archives: Wisdom

Weekly Photo Challenge: REFLECTION

I love this theme! There are so many different kinds of reflection. There’s thinking, mirroring, doubling, confusing — Let’s begin small, with a flickering candle in Maine: Pick up the pace with a  “castle” tower, part of the Yale Art … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FRESH

That they are, fresh from the oven, on their cooling rack! You’d better believe these scones first were, then were no more, in about two inhalations of a bite each. But they’re also fresh in another, more important sense. They’re … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CHANGE, or A Gift from Ginger Garden

My mother made two intentional jokes in her life. One of them was when she (Texas born) entered into a conversation about something-or-other saying, “Let’s talk about Texas. We weren’t, but let’s —” For my two sisters and me, that was … Continue reading

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MY NEIGHBORHOOD: Weekly Photo Challenge, Any Way You Want!

Yeah, it’s great to have mobile phones that double as cameras. Or iPads that double as cameras. It’s also great to have cameras, PERIOD. It’s the photos that count, isn’t it? So here’s another photo of “my neighborhood,” stretching that … Continue reading

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Making Room for — Everything

Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ENTRANCE to My World —

When I came upon this quote in one of my favorite blogs, Mindful Balance, something went click for me: No one else has access to the world you carry around within yourself; you are its custodian and entrance. No one … Continue reading

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A Paradox —

One may only get that which he is willing to let go of. The cool water of the running stream may be scooped up with open, overflowing palms. It cannot be grasped up to the mouth with clenching fists, no … Continue reading

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I Only Want to Help, Really I Do!

I will save you from drowning, said the bird as it lifted the fish up out of the water to place it safely in a tree. Asian Fable Some things are not as simple as they seem to be —

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Which Way?

“Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” — The Buddha Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.) —- The Bible, … Continue reading

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As it turns out, there’s more to life than lilacs — Plus a vidclip from Babette’s Feast with a wise reminder (watch it when you have the time, it unfolds slowly): When we moved up to the Berkshires, leaving behind … Continue reading

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