Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things. ~Kurt Vonnegut Cyclamen blooming in my garden, early July 2017.
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“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” This quote by Thich Nhat Hanh is one of my favorites. It always reminds me of the fairy tale, “The Ugly Duckling.” The duckling claims his…
This View Looking up the hill. I never tire of this view; this tree; this silhouette. These colorful clouds are a bonus. I always thought I’d have to travel far, far away to experience the wonder and beauty of this world. Now that I’m almost fifty years old, I’m realizing the most beautiful place on … More This View
On this last day of Summer 2016, come take a walk with me in this beautiful, inspiring public garden. The JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University is a local treasure and a worthwhile destination for all lovers of beauty and gardens. The horticultural collections and landscaping are outstanding and offer gardeners lots of … More Summer in the Arboretum: A Look Back
And Then All That Has Divided Us Will Merge. I’ve written in previous posts about the power of poetry to console, heal, connect, and explain the unexplainable. This poem, ‘The Merger Poem,’ by Judy Chicago does exactly that. Plus, it gives me hope for a more just, equitable, and harmonious future. The refrain, And then, seems … More And Then All That Has Divided Us Will Merge
Roses, authenticity, everything which is yes. “The rose is without why; it blooms simply because it blooms. It pays no attention to itself, nor does it ask whether anyone sees it.” ~~Angelus Silesius “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~~Ralph Waldo … More A Rose is a Rose is a Rose
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” This quote by Thich Nhat Hanh is one of my favorites. It always reminds me of the fairy tale, “The Ugly Duckling.” The duckling claims his true power and beauty only when he realizes … More Feeling It In Our Hearts