Passing Close By Nature

What is it about close passes with nature, with life in that wild form, the one which so enthralls us that such memories are ours forever? There was the robin that stood at my feet while I raked leaves the other day, just standing there a foot away looking at me, walking along with me like two old friends. Why was that so quieting, so inclusive? I thought.   Then there was the snowy owl of years gone by, who sat just 2 yards away on a...

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Valentines 2013

To my dear Bert… I want you to know one thing. You know how this is: If I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled bodies of the logs, everything carries me to you, as if everything that exists, aromas, light, metals, were like little boats that sail toward those isles of yours that wait for me.   with thanks to Pablo Neruda who was...

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Be Not Afraid

Within the last few days, our photographer, while in another town, witnessed an incident that affected her such that she told Bert and me about it when she got home. A man and his young family were standing outside a store asking for money. The man said to those passing, “I have no money. I cannot pay my rent. I cannot take care of my family. Please. Help me.” He was agitated, shaking his fist, desperate. That image has been playing...

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Take a Moment for Fun

Let these street artists amaze and delight you. For artists all, this is our trade, either through music, dance, paint or words, we bring you the world, its beauty, its stories, its sorrows and most marvelous of all, its awe. In celebration of what we offer the world, let the street artists speak for us  today. CLICK...

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The Other Necessity

It is a beautiful autumn morning, the air light with coolness, the birds once again songful now past the breathtaking heat of summer. I’ll be posting my next “series” blog on the weekend, but this morning, I’m inviting you to share a moment with me, to insure beyond your cornflakes and each breath you’re taking that you also have the one other thing that life requires—a little bit of wonder. For years, I have...

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