Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Healing Quote of the Day

The sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky.  ― Hafiz More by Hafiz

Into the Mystic

Van Morrison We were born before the wind Also younger than the sun Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic Hark, now hear the sailors cry Smell the sea and feel the sky Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic More by Van Morrison Youtube Post by hcloudforest

Letter to My Daughter After Watching “The Bachelor”

“Whimsy Ma” Janice My sweet Belle, I sat and watched a show the other night where a roomful of beautiful women competed with one another for the love of a man.  I watched the drama as they quarreled, manipulated, flirted, cried and triumphed, but all I could think about was you.  I saw your fresh …

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If You Knew Me You Would Care

Zainab Salbi If You Knew Me You Would Care is a celebration of women’s stories and strength worldwide. “The women in this book are an inspiration to all of us who aspire to triumph over adversity. It is a personal peek at the most initimate stories as told by women who have survived war. It …

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Gorge Improvisation

Wassily Kandinsky That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need, which springs from the soul. –Wassily Kandinsky Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944) was born in Moscow and is credited for pioneering pure abstract painting.  During the cultural revolution in Russia, his artistic views were rebuffed by his peers.   Kandinsky left for Germany and taught at the Bauhaus …

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Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Emily Dickinson Photo by Kevin AKA Charlie Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all. More poetry by Emily Dickinson

What a Wonderful World

The Ramones Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss. More music by The Ramones Youtube Post by Walter Ezequiel

Wear Sunscreen

Mary Schmich Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’98: Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will …

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The Bookseller of Kabul

Asne Seierstad In the spring of 2002, Norwegian journalist Asne Seierstad moved into the home of a book seller in Kabul in order to write his story.  Sultan Khan had spent his life defying those in power by supplying books to the city.  He endured threats, book burnings and imprisonment, but his love for the written word and his …

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The Sun

Edvard Munch Plagued throughout his childhood with illness and loss, Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944) is known for paintings which attempt to illustrate the human psyche.  His works often express bleakness, melancholy, anxiety and torment (The Scream).  After recovering from a mental breakdown in 1909, his works, including The Sun, became more colorful and optimistic. …

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