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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Winter Haiku in Black & White by Bette A. Stevens

It has been a few years since I snowshoed, but it brings being outside during an Alberta winter to life. It does make for a perfect day.

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

SNOWSHOE Haiku BW Boost bas 2015

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Just a thought: Peace may live in many places, though the best being when it lives in our hearts. – George-B.

Just a thought: Peace may live in many places, though the best being when it lives in our hearts. – George-B..

This is a wonderful quote from George. Love from the heart is pure love. From the heart, we can give it without asking for anything in return. It is letting go in a passive way.

CAFE CLOSED

We find ourselves in those quiet, still moments. Paradoxically, we lose ourselves there, as well.

Vicki A Alford - Photographer

I’m a great lover of the mundane, (or ordinary), moments I see in Melbourne’s CBD.  Somehow, capturing a small space, or person/people going about their everyday lives, in a photo, seems so much more than the sum of the whole street scene before my naked eye.  The following 2 photos are of the same little café, but I couldn’t decide which image I liked best. Both look a little soft in focus as I had the shutter speed far too slow for a hand-held shot in the dimly lit arcade.  I can’t normally hold the camera still below a shutter speed of about 1/40.  The images below were at 1/8.

I love the stillness of the empty café with no human life visible.  I love the soft light as Darkness falls.  I love the suggestion that the day has ended and everyone has gone home to rest and recover from…

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Take the First Step

Each step begins a new journey.

How wonderful

It is wonderful when we can begin to make the world a better place without any encouragement and that the actions are their own rewards.

Bright, shiny objects!

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my cats

We don’t own a cat. We did once and she was special. I think Charles Bukowski gets it right that when we have a pet they are our teachers. I always tell people who cat really owned us. We have opportunities to learn from whatever appears in our world and space. When we stop and sense closely, deeply, it is a learning experience that sometimes only reveals itself much later.

I know. I know.
they are limited, have different
needs and
concerns.

but I watch and learn from them.
I like the little they know,
which is so
much.

they complain but never
worry,
they walk with a surprising dignity.
they sleep with a direct simplicity that
humans just can’t
understand.

their eyes are more
beautiful than our eyes.
and they can sleep 20 hours
a day
without
hesitation or
remorse.

when I am feeling
low
all I have to do is
watch my cats
and my
courage
returns.

I study these
creatures.

they are my
teachers.

A Secret Order

For chaos to exist, there must be order. The two exist not separately but with each other sharing the best of what each offers.

Eddie Two Hawks

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In all chaos there is a cosmos,
in all disorder a secret order.

source: Carl Jung
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Eddie’s Garden, Long Grass

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