“There are different wells within your heart. Some fill with each good rain, Others are far too deep for that.” ~ Hafiz Listening to the rain falling all day, outside my window, has been cleansing and thought provoking. Since I live in Southern California, we have recently experienced a series of wildfires that have been…

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“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”  ~ John Steinbeck Here we are ~ deep in the heart of winter. The solstice, along with the holidays, have been celebrated / experienced, and now, we find ourselves facing our truths and our peculiarities, if you will, in…

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“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this,…

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And as it touched your cheeks so lightly Born again you were and blushed And we touched each other lightly And we felt the presence of the Christ Within our hearts In the garden Are you a Van Morrison fan? Until somewhat recently, I’d only considered myself a mild fan of Sir George Ivan Morrison…

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir  I’m a tree hugger…and kisser…are you? A lady once told me she was too embarrassed to openly hug trees since she was fearful of what others might think of her if they were to see  her with her arms wrapped around…

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“The sun is your lover, feel its fire under your skin and the eternal life flowing through your being.” ~ Roxana Jones Dear Beautiful Reader ~ Happy Winter Solstice!  Today marks the “rebirth” of the sun in the Northern Hemisphere, heralding the return of the sun. Each day, after this shortest day of light, the…

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“Life. This morning the sun made me adore it. It had, behind the dripping pine trees, the oriental brightness, orange and crimson, of a living being, a rose and an apple, in the physical and ideal fusion of a true and daily paradise.” Juan Ramon Jiminez Dear Beautiful Reader, Tonight, I’d like to take you…

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