Words to Live By (Part 1)

“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”  ― Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder andContinue reading “Words to Live By (Part 1)”

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Sailing Away

There is so much beauty in the world. I try to remind myself to be open, compassionate, and kind every day. We don’t know anyone else’s story. People are complex and have lived through things we will never understand. It’s important to remember that. A public piano was installed, and then a homeless man satContinue reading “Sailing Away”

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Be The Love You Want to See in The World

I’m in a good mood.  And maybe because I’m in a good mood I want everyone to be in a good mood.  Happy speaks to happy, that kind of thing. I know, I know, there’s a lot of shit going on in the world.  Yes, I said shit, I’m allowed to cuss once in aContinue reading “Be The Love You Want to See in The World”

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Words From Rilke

  We have no reason to harbor any mistrust against our world, for it is not against us. If it has terrors, they are our terrors; if it has abysses, these abysses belong to us; if there are dangers, we must try to love them. And if only we arrange our life in accordance withContinue reading “Words From Rilke”

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Put One Foot In Front Of The Other

When I was growing up I watched, like many of us, the holiday film “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town”. I was five the first time it aired. It’s amazing how something so simple as a young kid watching a fun holiday movie can stick with a person all these years later, and yet itContinue reading “Put One Foot In Front Of The Other”

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Fear And Love in Illinois

Honesty.  Being honest. I am afraid.  Not always, but I am.  I am trying not to be. I capture moments of joy, soaking them up, appreciating them with every part of my being.  My honey doing something silly and wonderful and full of joy, which she does many times a day.  Her smile.  Sebastian’s laughContinue reading “Fear And Love in Illinois”

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To See or Not to See

This is an amazing story about beauty, perception, art, and what we see, or don’t see, as we go about our daily lives. Do you stop and notice, enjoy, live in the moment with something beautiful or do you walk past without a glance, without a thought for what’s happening right in front of you.Continue reading “To See or Not to See”

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The Ladies of the Palace

The Ladies of the Palace Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl The Palace of Fine Arts. Haven’t been there for years. Not since I was in my early 20’s. At least, I think I was in my early 20’s. Maybe I was 19. Yes, THAT long ago. I love this place.

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Renewing

Renewing, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. The Davis Lake West campground is an amazing place. Several years ago there was a pretty devastating fire in the area. All the area right around the campground was burned to a crisp. When you drive down into the campground it’s like going through a forest ghost town. Dead treesContinue reading “Renewing”

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