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Song of the Day - When You Believe

Posted by marjiejochesebro on June 30, 2016 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTHER!

Posted by marjiejochesebro on June 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

. . . Beauty Is Whatever Gives Joy.

~ Hugh Nibley


Celebrating Marcy's Birthday

Posted by marjiejochesebro on April 2, 2016 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Quotations of the Day

Posted by marjiejochesebro on August 13, 2015 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

"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


"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying."

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Poem of the Day

Posted by marjiejochesebro on August 9, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Kevin and the Chickadee

~ Marilyn (Mia) Cartmill

 

Kevin stands perfectly still,

arms outstretched,

palms cupped

holding sunflower seeds.


 

Late snow falls in big wet flakes on his hat,

Swirling around like a shaken snow globe.

He waits for a chickadee to perch on his hand.

Mother said it would happen if he were still enough.

And he is still . . . and quiet,

like no other boy of twelve.


 

No bird comes but Kevin waits;

a statue cast in silence,

weighted down with heavy boots

and forebodings in February’s deep snow.


 

A chickadee lights on the heel of his pure right hand

and he’s transfixed like the legendary St. Kevin,

caught in hand with a nesting bird.

But this bird leaves nothing.

It takes a single seed and flies away.


 

By now, Kevin has lost himself in the globe of his own silence;

A statue in the falling snow –

standing perfectly still

until Hell freezes over or the Fourth of July parade,

or his mother’s voice calls him in from the cold.

 

Quotation of the Day

Posted by marjiejochesebro on July 27, 2015 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

"We will be known FOREVER by the tracks we leave."

~ Dakota Indian Proverb


Quotation of the Day

Posted by marjiejochesebro on July 27, 2015 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

"There is music in all hearts. If we listen, we can hear each other's song."

~ Susan Squellati Florence in A Book of Loving Thoughts

Quotation of the Day

Posted by marjiejochesebro on July 24, 2015 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in RISING every time we fall."

~ Confucious

Quotations of the Day

Posted by marjiejochesebro on July 23, 2015 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

"If there's something that makes you LAUGH, then every day's going to be okay."

~ Tom Hanks

"To keep faith with life is to experience that everything - - - everything that comes to us, whatever it is -  has its place in the puzzle of our existence."

~ Roger Houseden

Quotation of the Day

Posted by marjiejochesebro on July 22, 2015 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

"Such love does the sky now pour, that whenever I stand in a field,

I have to wring out the light when I get home."

~ St. Francis of Assisi


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