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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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Kitchens and glitches

Getting some fresh air and exercise
Getting some fresh air and exercise

CONRAD: Oh, Jerry are you okay with this hinge?
JERRY: Yeah.

CONRAD: I can get you any kind you want, you know. Four holes, three holes, two holes, bronze, no hinge at all.

JERRY: You know, why don’t we just go with the one in your hand?

CONRAD: Oh, these are different.

JERRY: Drop one. . . . left!

~ From episode 152 of Seinfeld, “The Nap”

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Excitement

Today's sparkly view from the dock
Today’s sparkly view from the dock.  (Click on the photo to get a better view of all the sparkle on the water.)

Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of finding everything delightfully and completely what you knew it was going to be?

~ Elizabeth Bibesco

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An elegant lifestyle

Happy Demolition Day!
Happy Demolition Day!

Though we eat little flesh and drink no wine,
Yet let’s be merry; we’ll have tea and toast;
Custards for supper, and an endless host
Of syllabubs and jellies and mincepies,
And other such ladylike luxuries.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

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