practice generosity

                  It is a powerful practice to be generous when you are the one feeling in need.


Quote: Allan Lokos
Photo: Birte Liu (man feeding pigeons)

from gratefulness.org

Living each fragile moment

 

Our connectedness is fragile, but so is our hatred.

 


Quote: John A. Powell
Image: Diana Roberts

from Gratefulness.org

Achieving beauty…

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.


Quote: Maya Angelou

Walking. It Ain’t Disney on the Sabbath. Live and Learn

 

 

Image – David Kanigan

5:50 a.m.

Go ahead, lip sync. I’ll wait.  362 consecutive days. Like in a Row. Morning walk @ Cove Island Park.

I can see her from the parking lot.  She’s up.  I rush to grab the camera gear, worried that she’s going to plop down again and I’ll miss the shot.

Yet, Something is off.

A raven approaches the nest with his shrill KRAA! KRAA! KRAA! […]


read more- Walking. It Ain’t Disney on the Sabbath. (Live and Learn)

 

on the eve

“One way or another, we’re all white-knuckling our way toward Tuesday. I’ve probably made too many impulse donations to candidates I believe in, but I regret none of them. My husband, son, and I have written letters and held signs. In our small town, we’ll don our masks and vote in person. Beyond that, my approach during these last days has been to stay outdoors as much as possible. I can’t control the outcome of anything that matters, but I can keep the birdfeeders full. I can sweep out the shed, rake up the leaves, and pull out the petunias. I can stay grounded in the simple, necessary tasks of my own life. And I can look at the sky, at the now bare maple tree, at the snow that covers the ground this morning in a frosting of white, and trust in the forces at work in the world that are far beyond my own limited seeing and my own narrow understanding. One day last week, I rounded the corner of the house pushing the wheelbarrow and was stopped in my tracks by the sight of fifty or sixty robins hopping about in the front yard, a gathering as uplifting to me as the determined crowd of citizens who have showed up downtown every Saturday all through the fall to stand in silent solidarity with Black Lives Matter, voting rights, and democracy. When we looked up from breakfast a few days ago to see a herd of deer just outside the window, they seemed almost like silent messengers sent to remind us that we share this time, this place, with others and that we’re all connected, for better and for worse.”


Quote: Katrina Kenison, from “Our Time” (October 31, 2020)
Photo: Menny Fox, from Mennyfox55

thank you, David Kanigan