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Anticipation

Excerpted from Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan, ©1967: Knowing the trout would wait there like airplane tickets for us to come, we stopped at Mushroom Springs and had a drink of cold shadowy water and some photographs taken of the baby and me sitting together on a log. I hope someday we’ll have …

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If This Is Not Your Lot

“May you be surrounded by friends and family, and if this is not your lot, may blessings find you in your solitude.”  ~Leonard Cohen

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So Be Careful

“A complete stranger has the capacity to alter the life of another irrevocably. This domino effect has the capacity to change the course of an entire world. That is what life is; a chain reaction of individuals colliding with others and influencing their lives without realizing it. A decision that seems miniscule to you, may …

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Transition

As I was slowly waking up this morning over a cup of hot coffee, it occurred to me how many of our pleasures are in the transitions. Both states of being are nice, but waking up is a different kind of pleasure than being awake. It’s nice to be warm, but it’s different than warming …

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the word ‘think’

“In the United States we think we have at our disposal virtually everything– and I emphasize the word ‘think.’ We have big houses and cars, good medical treatment, jets, trains and monorails; we have computers, good communications, many comforts and conveniences. But where have they gotten us? We have an abundance of material things, but …

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Deserves

“I think twice about who really deserves my energy these days” ~from the blog Vibe Different

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Greatest

“Some of the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.”  ~Neil Degrasse Tyson

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So Difficult

Coming into Cuzco by Naomi Shihab Nye “Being born is going blind and bowing down a thousand times.” ~Townes Van Zandt We woke early and found the streets already crowded with taxis, travelers, Indians loading yams. At the airport we waited for the plane that would lift us out of those mountains and I was …

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Our World

This is just a lovely little song. Full lyrics HERE.

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And Keep Going

“When someone spews something really hurtful, don’t pick it up and hold it and rub it into your heart and snuggle with it and carry it around for a long time. Don’t even put energy into kicking it to the curb. You’ve got to see it and step over it or go around it, and …

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Document

“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself:   what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.”  ~Warsan Shire

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Without Judgement

“This is maybe the greatest gift we can give another human being– our undivided attention. To listen without judgement or agendas. The great psychologist Carl Rogers once described empathy as ‘looking with fresh and unfrightened eyes.’”  ~Frank Ostaseski, On What to Do When the Going Gets Rough.

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