Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House

Too

 “Every word has consequences.  Every silence, too.”  ~Jean-Paul Sartre It took me a while to find a source for this quote.  I eventually found it HERE. It was originally written in French, so is has been translated in different ways– but the translation above is accurate.

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Homeostasis

“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.”  ~Maya Angelou

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Portmanteau

Portmanteaus are cool: A portmanteau or portmanteau word (from “portmanteau (luggage)”) is a blend of words in which parts of multiple words are combined into a new word, as in smog, coined by blending smoke and fog, or motel, from motor and hotel. In linguistics, a portmanteau is a single morph that is analyzed as …

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It’s Okay to…

“It’s okay to care about what people think. Just know there’s a difference between valuing someone’s opinion and needing their approval.”  ~Lori Deschene

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Plants and Birds and Rocks and Things

 You’re not really all that different from a plant. Excerpted from the article “Plants Feel Pain and Might Even See:  It’s time to retire the hierarchical classification of living things” by Peter Wohlleben in Nautilis: After our first cup of coffee, we were soon deep into our main topic: trees and plants in general. Coccia …

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Not Just

“Spiritual practice is not just sitting and meditating. Practice is looking, thinking, touching, drinking, eating, and talking. Every act, every breath, and every step can be practice and can help us to become more ourselves.”  ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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There’s the struggle…

 

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Big Smile

  (click to imbiggen) Donna onstage dates this to between 1971 and 1979.  I love seeing the big smile on Jerry’s face! Picture via MrGratefulDean

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The Knowing

“Nothing that comes and goes is you. ‘I am bored.’ Who knows this? ‘I am angry, sad, afraid.’ Who knows this? You are the knowing, not the condition that is known.”  ~Eckhart Tolle

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Stars

  And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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It’s The End of the World

 From Slashdot: Human society is on track for a collapse in the next two decades if there isn’t a serious shift in global priorities, according to a new reassessment of a 1970s report, Vice reported. In that report — published in the bestselling book “The Limits to Growth” (1972) — a team of MIT scientists argued that industrial civilization was …

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Let There Be Songs To Fill The Air

 And that, of course, reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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