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Sunglasses

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Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church.  They’re afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.

~ Fred Allen

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Walk, run, repeat

At sunset
At sunset

Running!  If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be.  In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.

~ Joyce Carol Oates

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Scenes from a walk

Great Blue Heron visits Back Creek
Great Blue Heron visits Back Creek

One of the hardest lessons we have to learn in this life, and one that many persons never learn, is to see the divine, the celestial, the pure in the common, the near at hand — to see that heaven lies about us here in this world.

~ John Burroughs

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Let’s go for a spin

The driveway from the house.
The driveway from the house.

When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.

~ Arthur Conan Doyle

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It’s a working ranch

Another discovery
Another discovery

When I find spirituality in my garden, it seems to go hand in hand with hard work and diligence.  Like a burst of sunshine on a cloudy day, a feeling of peace will come over me and grab me by surprise.  I don’t really know why or how it happens.  But then again, I wouldn’t want it any other way.

~ Fran Sorin

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