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If we were having coffee: Busyness edition

Water
Water inverted.

Of all the things that human beings make and do for each other, it is the unquantifiable ones that contribute most to human happiness.

~ Charles Eisenstein

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Monday meander: Horseshoe crabs and other signs

A moment on the beach.
A moment on the beach.

Here is a moment of extravagant beauty: I drink it liquid from the shells of my hands and almost all of it runs sparkling through my fingers: but beauty is like that, it is a fraction of a second, quickness of a flash and then immediately it escapes.

~ Clarice Lispector, A Breath of Life

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Meandering

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Resting

Let your rest be perfect in its season, like the rest of waters that are still.  If you will have a model of your living, take neither the stars, for they fly without ceasing, nor the ocean that ebbs and flows, nor the river that cannot stay, but rather let your life be like that of the summer air, which has times of noble energy and times of perfect peace.  It fills the sails of ships upon the sea, and the miller thanks it on the breezy uplands; it works generously for the health and wealth of all men, yet it claims its hours of rest…

~ Philip Gilbert Hamerton, The Intellectual Life

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If we were having coffee

On the Woodland Trail.  Chincoteague, VA.  (It's really Assateague Island, the southern portion, but it's easier just to call it Chincoteague.)
On the Woodland Trail. Chincoteague, VA. (It’s really Assateague Island, the southern portion, but it’s easier just to call it Chincoteague.)

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., “Over the Teacups”

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Summer Lovin’

Waves above and below
My love in the sea

Greetings, waves of greetings, sliding back down into the inarticulate, words breaking together.

A crash of sorrow on the shores of Earth.

Waves of joy on–where? A world indescribably found, indescribably arrived at, indescribably wet, a song of water.

~ Douglas Adams

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