Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Storm Dancing

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"Taking an image, 
freezing a moment, reveals 
how rich reality is."
              Ansel Adams

"The greatest problem 
with communication is 
we don't listen 
to understand."
            Roy T. Bennett

“Learn to dance in 
the storm so when 
life hands you a stormy 
weather, you just 
glide through it” 
             Ikechukwu Izuakor

 “True love is like a 
pair of socks: you gotta 
have two and 
they've gotta match.”

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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If You Come

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 "However long the night, 
the dawn will break."
          African Proverb

Child Day Dressed in soft Pink & Blue

"Not until just before dawn 
do people sleep best; 
not until people get old 
do they become wise."
          Chinese Proverb

"No one knows 
the story of 
tomorrow's dawn."
          African Proverb

“If you come at four 
in the afternoon, 
I'll begin to be 
happy by three.” 
                Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

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Monday, September 18, 2017

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Prequel To the Moment

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“Despite its dark veins, 
the transparency of 
dragonfly’s wings assures 
me of a pure, 
innocent world” 
                 Munia Khan

"My willingness to be 
intimate with my own 
deep feelings creates 
the space for intimacy 
with another."
            Shakti Gawain

Mural Detail
Novato, CA

"I celebrate myself,

 and sing myself."

        Walt Whitman

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Places We Walked, Places We Were

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The Portals I walked through -

"As you sing, the 
portals of heaven 
are opening."
            Sherry K. White

Walking Distance; Places Near Home -

“Hegel used to say that 
the familiar, precisely 
because it is familiar, 
remains unknown.” 
      Carl William Brown

“At the end of the day, 
it isn’t where I came from. 
Maybe home is somewhere 
I’m going and never 
have been before.” 
              Warsan Shire

. . . Distant Memories 
as I sit here today.

Is it Places I Miss,
or the Younger Person
I Was Walking There?

What place remains
vivid in your mind's eye
though you have not 
walked there for 
a long time?

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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"Beseeching Monkey"

Turkeys on the Hill

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 I love the Marin Hills

"I will lift up my eyes 
unto the hills, 
from whence  my 
help comes"
           Psalm 121

 Driving though Novato CA 
other day,
I noticed something 
on the hill. . .

"For small creatures 
such as we the vastness 
is bearable only through love." 
                 Carl Sagan

Wild  Turkey!

"Cherish sunsets, 
wild creatures and 
wild places. Have a 
love affair with the 
wonder and beauty 
of the earth."
       Stewart Udall

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Marin Hills

"The forest makes 
your heart gentle.  
You become 
one with it... 
No place for greed 
or anger there."
       Pha Pachak

Shadow Shine

"Maybe, you're trying 

too hard to hear it.” 
     Nicholas Sparks


"Knowing that we can 
be loved exactly as 
we are gives us 
all the best opportunity 
for growing into 
the healthiest of people."
             Fred Rogers

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Kindly Awaken

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"A single event can 
awaken within us
a stranger totally 
unknown to us. 
To live is to 
be slowly born." 
                Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“The higher we soar, 
the smaller we appear 
to those who cannot fly.”
             Friedrich Nietzsche

" Civilization is just a 
slow process of
learning to be kind. "
             Charles L. Lucas

"Let us step into the 
night and pursue that
 flighty temptress, 
             J.K. Rowling 

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Other People

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No one wears a sign.
We interpret the
behavior of others.

We are pattern matchers.
Finding what we expect
interpreting behavior
so that it fits our view
of ourselves, of others
of the World.

But what if we made
the choice to see
the Truth and not
our favored version?

What if we made
allowances for others
just as we do for 
ourselves every day?

They are human too.

Why do we leap
to the harshest

What if?

What if we felt
fellow feeling first?

What if we felt
compassion for the stressed,
not judgement and 
a cheap superiority?

What if we 
were strong enough
and loving enough to
forgive and assume allowances
for others as we
do without pause for
ourselves every day?

You do not choose 
your neighbor.
But you can choose
your world.
This is the better way.
For yourself,
for all of us.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Baby Ducks

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 "Happiness is not something 
you postpone for the future; 
it is something you design 
for the present." 
                      Jim Rohn 

 “You are the sky.
 Everything else –
 it’s just the weather.” 
            Pema Chödrön

"The fact that I can plant a seed 
and it becomes a flower, share a 
bit of knowledge and it becomes
 another's, smile at someone and 
receive a smile in return, are to me 
continual spiritual exercises."
                    Leo Buscaglia

 " Walking with a friend
 in the dark 
is better than
 walking alone
 in the light. "
              Helen Keller 

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