Finding Morning

 

“In the dew of little things

the heart finds its

morning and is refreshed.”

Kahlil Gibran

 

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

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Text and photos © 2019 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

There’s a Strength in Kindness

 

Kindness: loaning someone your strength

instead of reminding them of their weakness.

George Couros

 

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

Nature of the week – safflower:

Shadow of the Week – sunlight through a climbing structure:

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A Misty, Mellow Season

 

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,

Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;

Conspiring with him how to load and bless

With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run.

John Keats, “To Autumn” –

 

May you find a mellow path through this season and rest in the fruitfulness around and within you.

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

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A Sign of Strength

 

“Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance

My calmness for acceptance

Or my kindness for weakness.

Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness,

But a sign of strength.”

– Dalai Lama –

 

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

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Finding Beauty – and Peace

 

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,

we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson –

 

The same could be said about peace. Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

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Willows, Aspens, and Little Breezes

 

Willows whiten, aspens quiver,

Little breezes dusk and shiver.

– Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “The Lady of Shalott”

 

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week – a rose-lily:

Shadow of the Week – Dad’s walker:

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Sun and Shadow

 

“Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.”

– Maori Proverb –

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

(I’m posting a day late, which I don’t usually do. I was in a full-day art class, totally enjoying myself to the point of forgetting all else! Evidence below. I’ll try to be on schedule for the next post!)

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Text and artwork © 2019 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

The Presence of Everything

 

“Silence is not the absence of something but the presence of everything.”

– acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton

 

We need silence, the space between thoughts, between steps, between notes, between words, between day and night. If you have time, click on the link to Gordon Hempton and listen to his recordings of the sounds of silence.

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

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The Wind is Polished

 

“Already it is October, and the wind blows strong to the sea

from the hills where snow must have fallen, the wind is polished with snow.”

D.H. Lawrence, “Butterfly”

 

At last cooler weather has come to my part of the world. I fill my lungs with calm air carrying the scent of wood smoke. I inhale a cold, sharp, snow-polished breeze. I breathe gusts of wind that rush and whirl and billow, shaking loose the shivering gold and red leaves, sweeping away the season past, and whispering sharp, clean hope for the season to come.

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week (with silhouettes and reflections):

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Lighting Up Our Whole Lives

 

“One day the sun shall . . . perchance

shine into our minds and hearts,

and light up our whole lives

with a great awakening light,

as warm and serene and golden

as on a bankside in autumn.”

Henry David Thoreau

 

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

 

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