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Evening sky

Moon at sunset.

There is a moon inside every human being.  Learn to be companions with it.

~ Rumi

The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.

~ Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me 

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2018 so far

On the shore.

The Moments You Have Lived

As essence turns to ocean,
the particles glisten.

Watch how in this candleflame instant
blaze all the moments you have lived.

~ Rumi

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Spring beatitudes

Yesterday moon and clouds.  (A collage.)
Yesterday’s moon and clouds. (A collage.)

The core of the seen and unseen universe smiles, but remember smiles come best from those who weep.  Lightning, then the rain-laughter.

~ Rumi

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The rapture of being alive

A light in the cyprus
A light in the cyprus

People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life.  I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking.  I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. . .

~ Joseph Campbell

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