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3. Snow day

Blue day.

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.

~Walt Streightiff

Let me keep my mind on what matters which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.

~Mary Oliver

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1. Fifty-nine

Birthday gift from M.

Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom. Think of love as a state of grace, not the means to anything, but the alpha and omega. An end in itself.

~ Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

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The woods are filled with birds today

Baring its bones.

If we belong to the sun and its warmth, to the bud and the sprout, to the miraculous flower, we also belong to the wind, the naked branch, the cold.

~ Fabiana Fondevila

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A Wednesday wander

November Moon, a double exposure.

it was the kind of moon
that I would want to
send back to my ancestors
and gift to my descendants

so they know that I too,
have been bruised…by beauty.

~ Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

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Chasing waterfalls

Deep Creek Lake State Park. (October 2017)

Like billowing clouds,
Like the incessant gurgle of the brook,
The longing of the spirit can never be stilled.”

~ Hildegard of Bingen

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37. Patterns

Morning light caught by a rose.

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.

~ Richard P. Feynman

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35. Rain and sun

Rainy morning.

And I would be the wind, whispering through the tangled woods, running airy fingers over the island’s face, tingling in the chill of concealed places, sighing secrets in the dawn. And I would be the light, flinging over the island, covering it with flash and shadow, shining on rocks and pools, softening to a touch in the glow of dusk. If I were the rain and wind and light, I would encircle the island like the sky surrounding earth, flood through it like a heart driven pulse, shine from inside it like a star in flames, burn away to blackness in the closed eyes of its night.

~ Richard Nelson, The Island Within

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