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10. A sunrise walk in the woods

Morning on the dock.

Accept what comes from silence.
Make the best you can of it.
Of the little words that come
out of the silence, like prayers
prayed back to the one who prays,
make a poem that does not disturb
the silence from which it came.

~ Wendell Berry, Excerpted from his poem “Given” 

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7. Maria’s bands

A touch of light in the early morning clouds.

I hold the most archaic values on earth … the fertility of the soul, the magic of the animals, the power-vision in solitude…. the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe.

~ Gary Snyder

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Outer bands

The backyard view on Saturday.

In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much what goes on in the world, it is the confusion of how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on.

~ Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

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If we were having coffee: A day trip

Friday morning moon.

You can only go to places that you will let yourself go.

~ Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

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A Wednesday ramble

Inner workings.

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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