Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us,
giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair,
not because I have my head in the sand,
but because joy is what the earth gives me daily,
and I must return the gift.
~Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass
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Gentleness is not weakness. Just the opposite. Preserving a gentle spirit in a heartless world takes extraordinary courage, determination and resilience. Do not underestimate the power of gentleness because gentleness is strength wrapped in peace,
and therein lies the power to change the world.
~L. R. Knost
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Ring the bells that still can ring. . . .
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Earth Day 2020
A native bee visits a stem of prairie blazing star
in the native plant garden my husband and I created
as an oasis for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.
~Robin Wall Kimmerer
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The best way out
is always through.
~Robert Frost, (1874 – 1963)
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Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain,
surround us on every hand:
life itself is the miracle of miracles.
~George Bernard Shaw, (1856 – 1950)
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A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period –––
When March is scarcely here
~Emily Dickinson, (1830 – 1886)
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There is no peace
that cannot be found
in the present moment.
~Tasha Tudor, (1915 – 2008)
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Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free,
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
~Shaker dancing tune, 1848
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We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies
as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are.
We adults, on the other hand, have outgrown them
and have to lower ourselves to stoop down to them. . . .
Whoever would partake of all good things
must understand how to be small at times.
~Friedrich Nietzsche, (1844 – 1900)
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