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Back to the hunting lodge

The Bunting Family Lodge, Assateague Island National Seashore.

I thought about how many elements it took to create the simplest of things – a pink sky an unusually perfect day, a happy family, a deep friendship, a moment of pure delight. I wondered, too, what it took to undo these things. It seemed to me that undoing something was far easier than creating it.

~ Aditi Khorana, The Library of Fates 

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A Saturday chat

A shroud of fog at sunrise this morning.

When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.  When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities and so on.  When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for but also helps us to develop inner happiness and peace.

~ The Dalai Lama

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A Monday meander: Deal Island

On Deal Island, looking out over Tangier Sound.
On Deal Island, looking out over Tangier Sound.

Nights and days came and passed
And summer and winter
and the rain.
And it was good to be a little Island.
A part of the world
and a world of its own
All surrounded by the bright blue sea.

~ Margaret Wise Brown, The Little Island

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