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Stumbling

Somewhere on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.  June 2012
Somewhere on Mt. Desert Island, Maine. June 2012

We end up stumbling our way through the forest, never seeing all the unexpected and wonderful possibilities and potentials because we’re looking for the idea of a tree, instead of appreciating the actual trees in front of us.

~ Charles de Lint

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Breathe

Earth's breath in the reeds
Earth’s breath in the reeds

The practice is simply this: keep coming back to your breath during the day.  Just take a moment.  This will give your mind a steadiness and your breath a gracefulness . . . There’s so much to let go of, isn’t there?  Your nostalgia and your regrets.  Your fantasies and your fears.  What you think you want instead of what is happening right now.  Breathe.

~ Rodney Yee, Yoga: The Poetry of the Body

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The whispered voice

Looking through the Marsh Window near sunset yesterday
Looking through the Marsh Window near sunset yesterday.  (Click on the photo to see the slightly larger version where you can see a bit more detail.  That’s true of any of the photos, by the way.)

I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.

~ Charles de Lint

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Search engine poetry

A walk in the woods this morning
A walk in the woods this morning

Over a year ago, Christine, inspired by beeblu blog, posted her own beautiful Search Engine Poetry.  It was something I meant to do at the time, but I put off and eventually I forgot about it.  Last weekend I spent some time sorting through my email and came across the email notice about Christine’s post, and decided to have a look at my search engine terms to see what I could come up with.

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