The Dancing Breath of God

“I talk of branches dancing in the wind

but what I mean is the breath of God.”

Rumi

Feel the wind. Listen as it tiptoes past in a whisper, or waltzes with swaying branches, or twirls like an ice skater, scattering sparkles of frost in wild abandon. Watch. Listen. Feel the breath of God.  

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

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Mirth, Cheer, and Serenity

“Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with steady and perpetual serenity.” – Joseph Addison

Wishing you mirth, cheer, and serenity in this season!

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week – shadows from my Christmas tree:

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The Cornerstone

 

“Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit.

. . . Silence is the cornerstone of character.”

Ohiyesa (Dr. Charles Eastman, Santee Sioux) –

 

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As the Round Earth Rolls

 

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere . . . a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” – John Muir

 

Enjoy the grand show!

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Wonder Doubled

 

“[G]ratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

G.K. Chesterton

 

Wishing you happiness doubled by wonder this week.

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Art and Autumn

 

“Art cannot rival this pomp of purple and gold.”

Emerson

(But I try.)

 

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In the Misty Morn

 

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn

Stand shadowless like silence, listening

To silence.”

Thomas Hood, “Ode: Autumn” –

 

Pause a moment to stand with old Autumn. Listen to silence.

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Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week – cast by a decoration on a glass table:

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Fast or Far?

“If you walk by yourself, you can go fast.

If you walk with others, you can go far.”

– old proverb –

 

Nurture peace within yourself and among others. Worry and agitation can be contagious. But so can serenity and calm. So cultivate inner peace, carry the calm, and may you go far.

Nature of the week – a contorted Filbert – at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens:

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Slant, Hue, and New Song

 

“Every night the river sings a new song.”

Eva-Lis Wuorio – ­

 

Nature changes in subtle, quiet ways hour by hour, day in, day out. The slant of the sun, the placement of the stars, the hue of leaves, the folds of petals. And the song of flowing water. Perhaps we, too, change in subtle ways as we watch and listen with wonder.

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Every Leaf

 

“What is autumn? . . . A second spring, where every leaf is a flower.”

Albert Camus, Le Malentendu

 

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