#154: “It's not our job to remain whole...”
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What is our personal work actually for?
- Jul 20, 2022
#128: Fear not the wind...
Flying a kite is an exercise in life: a balance in command and release, to give into the direction of the wind, to maintain enough...
- Apr 12, 2022
#114: "Sometimes, I feel like a tiny, tiny drop..."
I am gloriously small and insignificant in this wide and wonderful world.
- Mar 20, 2022
#111: "Where flowers bloom..."
Spring Equinox (in the Northern Hemisphere) indicates equal hours of day and night and invites a feeling a balance, of pause, before...
- Mar 2, 2022
#109: "Sometimes, the brightest colors..."
Given the present situation in Ukraine, I repainted this with another flower in mind. 🌻 If you haven't heard the story of the Ukrainian...
- Oct 26, 2021
#093: "Autumn is a second spring..."
There's more than one way of looking at life and death. It's sometimes even comforting to think of them as one and the same.
- Oct 18, 2021
#091: "Love is like the sea."
"Love is like the sea. It's a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from the shore it meets, and it's different with every...
- Oct 4, 2021
#086: "There is a time to live and a time to die..."
Though most scholars of Taoism agree that Lao Tzu never said this, this quote is often attributed to him. It seems like a modern Zen...
- Aug 18, 2021
#077: "A single seed planted..."
Sometimes when the going gets tough, we become even tougher on ourselves. I can't count the number of times I've told myself to "shake it...
- Apr 19, 2021
#063: "Where will they go now?" asked the Boy.
A moment of Zen from a delightful collaboration with Ivana Fourine. I hope today you find a minute to just dance with the wind. 💃 ...
- Mar 29, 2021
#060: "And if my life were like the dust..."
Yes, this world is fleeting. 🥀 But is that a reason to make our lives a hard and bitter dust that hides its glow? 🎶 Lyrics from...
- Mar 8, 2021
#054: "Do you think the cherry blossom..."
"We think death will come later, but constant change (impermanence) is not later, it's right here. And so, studying constant change is...
- Mar 2, 2021
#053: "The song you heard singing in the leaf..."
"What can I say" by Mary Oliver has been sitting in my heart for a number of months. Read the full poem, and you will see why: What...
- Feb 18, 2021
#048: "What the caterpillar calls the end..."
I'm not sure who the author of this quote is, but it reminds me of the line from Semisonic's "Closing Time" -- which was the anthem to my...
- Feb 1, 2021
#041: "A flower does not compare itself..."
"A flower does not compare itself to the one beside it, it simply blooms." - Sensei Ogui
- Dec 25, 2020
#033: "Silence is not empty..."
I'm not sure who the original author of this quote is, but to all my friends this winter night, I hope you are safe. I hope you are well....
- Dec 9, 2020
#031: "We're so high up, it's good the nest..."
A confident person isn't necessarily confident because they are beautiful, powerful, intelligent, popular, or kind. Those traits might...
- Nov 4, 2020
#005: "Have you ever noticed," asked the Boy...
Today's prompt is NATURE. Nothing astounds me more than the passage of time, and all that is wonderful in the world because of it. I'm...
- Nov 1, 2020
#002: "There is nothing in nature that blooms..."
Today's prompt is SEASONS, which brought to mind this quote, author unknown, about a season for all things in our lives, especially when...
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