Music, Dance, and Change


When the music changes,

so does the dance.

– African proverb –

Maybe it’s time to change the dance.

Swing, sway, stomp,

make it wild,

make it wistful,

make it wondrous,

make it wishful,

make it fully yours,

keeping time with the music

that comes from the depths of your heart

and sings of goodness and grace,

love and hope.


Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.


Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week – toy dinosaur (my grandson visited this week!):

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Text and photos © 2020 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

What Seas Are You Sailing?

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”

– African proverb –

If your seas are rough right now, take heart. Sail with a calm spirit and a sense of wonder, for even storms have their beauty. You will come through it all with deeper wisdom and greater skill.

Nourish peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week – a canna after the storm:


Shadow of the Week (in the foreground, on the water):


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Text and photos © 2016 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.



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