Open

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” ― Pema Chodron Advertisements

Nature Speaks

    “There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” – Linda Hogan

Tender Majesty

This is my letter to the world, That never wrote to me, The simple news that Nature told, With tender majesty. Her message is committed, To hands I cannot see; For love of her, sweet countrymen, Judge tenderly of me. —– Emily Dickinson

Closest

“In a creative journey, it is essential, no matter how far one runs, to examine that which is closest to home.” — Dani Shapiro

Struggle

“Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.” ― Charlotte … More Struggle

Sleeping Garden

“Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.” –Rebecca Solnit

A Cup of Beauty

“The poem, the song, the picture, is only water drawn from the well of the people, and it should be given back to them in a cup of beauty so they may drink — and in drinking understand themselves.” — Federico Garcia Lorca

Friends

“If you take any flower you please and look it over and turn it about and smell it and feel it and try to find out all its little secrets, not of flower only but of leaf, bud and stem as well, you will discover many wonderful things. This is how you make friends with … More Friends

To Sit Down

“To sit down in front of the weeds, and imagine god the ten-fingered, sailing out of his house of straw, nodding this way and that way, to the flowers of the present hour, to the song falling out of the mockingbird’s pink mouth, to the tippets of the honeysuckle, that have opened in the night … More To Sit Down