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Art is never finished

ivonprefontaine:

The picture and quote are lovely. They reminded me that art and living are expressions which are never completed. We are always expressing our self anew just as wonderful artists express themselves and their work anew.

Originally posted on The Roam Effect:

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A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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ivonprefontaine:

I was in the air and in airports most of the day. These are wonderful images with an inspiring short post between the images. We find heaven in many places when our eyes, hearts, and minds are open. When this happens, we feel it in our bodies. It is a sensational experiencing.

Originally posted on west517:

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Carrying a backpack, wearing heavy boots, I took a walk and bumped into heaven. He was surprisingly quiet, until I looked into his face and found more words, in more languages than could ever be comprehended with the mind, so I listened with my heart instead.ws_twitter_2
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Skeleton Shadows (Tanka)

ivonprefontaine:

Perhaps, much of life is moving through shadows and thinking they are more concrete than they really are. It is only when we strip the trees and forests do we experience their essence and ours.

Originally posted on Black and Write:

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Congregate where man doth tread

Forrest stripped naked

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

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617. Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. ~Anne Frank

ivonprefontaine:

The opening quote gives rise to realizing that many people have so little and much is uncertain in their lives. Anne Frank had considerable uncertainty and sought to understand the beauty that existed despite the dire circumstances she lived in. Martin Luther King predicted he might meet a violent end. Living in the present and seeing its beauty is a wondrous place to live.

Originally posted on Sacred Touches:

Life is full of beauty.
Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
~Ashley Smith

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Oh, the green, green, green of fresh growing things; the scent, scent, scent of fragrant flowery things; and the buzz, buzz, buzzing of little, busy bees. But wait, wait, wait! Back those “wagon” up and hold on just a minute! It’s still January and therefore wintertime. So what’s up with the green, the flowers, the aromas, and the buzzes? Ah the joyous blessing of a greenhouse filled with thriving, flowering, sweet smelling things! The only downside to such is that the bees seem to think the greenhouse is solely their domain and object to a human interloper’s pottering visits. But then again, I seem to be developing a history outside the garden of adverse encounters with the wee buzzing folk. In my recent…

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Pride

Noelle Kocot wrote about being contented as a human. I find my space not in the competition and busyness of living, but being human is in the never being done.

There is a sense of wonder in stepping back and accepting what the moment offers. It is about the awe that wandering with an open heart and mind allows me to have. I stay open to the world and to myself when I remember living is not competition. I cooperate with everything I meet and experience.

If I claim I was a terrible, horrible,

Evil no-good person,

It would be a lie, and it would be

Wanting always to be the best or the worst.

So now I’m destined to wander,

My bag full of pride a lot lighter,

And if I say I am done

With whatever ails me,

That would also be a lie.

I am not done, will never be done

Till the day I die,

But I am content to be human,

Naked and shaking with love

At the moment, and the next moment,

I just can’t say.

My Favorite Day

ivonprefontaine:

We are on a roll this week with Winnie the Pooh, the philosopher. Living in the moment, today, is one way to understand our favourite days.

Originally posted on tonygilottemusings:

I love Winnie the Pooh ..
I never realized how much wisdom he had !!

In my life , anxiety, tension, stress, worry are caused by too much tomorrow and not enough today…
In my life, guilt , regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, are caused by too much yesterday and not enough today ..

I think I’m gonna try Poohs attitude..
I’m gonna let today be my favorite day …

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I am Grateful

ivonprefontaine:

Charlie Brown and Snoopy provide wonderful advice. Dance like no one is watching and express your gratitude in the many ways you can. Just be still and be in this moment where the gift and present of presence exists.

Originally posted on Healing Your Grief:

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