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. . . Beauty Is Whatever Gives Joy.
~ Hugh Nibley
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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
"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
|Posted by marjiejochesebro on August 9, 2015 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
Kevin and the Chickadee
~ Marilyn (Mia) Cartmill
Kevin stands perfectly still,
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.
|Posted by marjiejochesebro on July 27, 2015 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
"We will be known FOREVER by the tracks we leave."
~ Dakota Indian Proverb
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"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
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"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in RISING every time we fall."
|Posted by marjiejochesebro on July 23, 2015 at 11:10 PM||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
|Posted by marjiejochesebro on July 22, 2015 at 6:40 AM||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