Thursday, February 28, 2019

life is








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life is a garden,
not a road

we enter and exit
through the same gate

wandering,
where we go matters less
than what we notice


—Bokonon


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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Flavia






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Thinking and prayer are much the same thing anyway, when you stop to think about it ... Prayer goes up and thought comes down—or so it seems. As far as I can tell, that's the only difference.


—Alan Bradley
A Red Herring Without Mustard
(binge reading, me)


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Certain thoughts are prayers.

There are moments when,
whatever be the attitude of the body,

the soul is on its knees.


—Victor Hugo



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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart, excerpt





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How astonishing it is that language can almost mean, and frightening that it does not quite. 
What we feel most has no name but amber, archers, cinnamon, horses and birds.

—Jack Gilbert


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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tee-a-Wee








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link to this treasure from
brainpickings

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Becoming: From zygote to tadpole, in six stunning minutes





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There is a force within
Which gives you life –
seek That.

In your body
Lies a priceless gem –
seek That.

O wandering Sufi,
if you want to find
the greatest treasure
Don’t look outside,
Look inside, and seek That.


–Rumi
Star/Shiva version



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Jan van Ijken
buffleheadcabin

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

if we lose our way






 




invitation





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Let us look for secret things
somewhere in the world
on the blue shores of silence.


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I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.


–Pablo Neruda


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Sunday, February 10, 2019

(though love be a day





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(though love be a day
and life be nothing,
it shall not stop kissing)

–E. E. Cummings



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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

why bear your load on your head when you are traveling on a train? –Ramana Maharshi




 

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Friend, we’re traveling together. Throw off your tiredness. Let me show you one tiny spot of the beauty that cannot be spoken.

–Rumi

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

question





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What do you have to do?
Pack your bags,
Go to the station without them,
Catch the train,
And leave your self behind.

–Wei Wu Wei


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