The Blues and Other Hues of Winter

February 23, 2014 by  
Filed under INNER JOURNEY

  Today’s simple pleasure ~ the ever present blues, whites, and browns of a February wintry day. I took a winter walk with my camera today. It was bitter cold but sunny.  The air was still and silent, “crisp” as they say, and its freshness made me feel bold and alive. Leafless brown trees stuck up out of the ice and snow [...]

Rabbit I’ve got the keys now

February 10, 2014 by  
Filed under SYMBOLS & TEACHERS

Yesterday I discovered the frozen, lifeless body of my sweet little rabbit, my Animal Guide, lying under the big pine tree in my back yard. She froze to death in this year’s very harsh Chicago winter of sub-zero arctic temperatures. Naturally I was devastated. She has been my Animal Guide for several years now and [...]

Every now and then go away

February 1, 2014 by  
Filed under INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” [...]

I said to my soul

January 29, 2014 by  
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“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready [...]

Believe in Love Like An Inheritance

November 18, 2013 by  
Filed under INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

“Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” ~~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Trust Life

November 8, 2013 by  
Filed under INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

And just when I thought the day could not get any better, along comes my constant companion, my Totem since childhood. Doves remind us that we are strong during the “in-between” times (since they arrive at dusk and dawn when the veil between day and night is thin). Whenever I feel the slightest twinge of [...]

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