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Out of Your Own Heart

Patience, dahlings, patience.  I’ll tell you all about last night’s Susan Enan concert on Tuesday.  I need time to compose my happy thoughts (and pictures). In the meantime, I give you a gift.  Actually, the gift is none of my doing.  It’s one of Mary Oliver’s astute pieces.  Oh, how I love how she puts […]

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Raindrops on the Kitchen Floor

That’s the title of a song on Mason Jennings’ latest CD Minnesota. Confession: Dan and I love Mason.  In fact, we’re hitting up another one of his concerts in December. I’m sending you to The Current (89.3) site to see him in action.  Start with “Raindrops on the Kitchen Floor.” Isn’t he irresistible? In other […]

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Keep Walking

I love Daniel Collinsworth’s post “Finding Greatness in Your Imperfection” on his blog Metta Drum. He includes a wonderful quote by Ram Dass, which I believe to be true. I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion—and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.  —Ram Dass It’s hard work […]

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Form As a Limitation in Creativity

Have you ever dreamed a fantastic thing in your mind, and then you tried to put it on paper or paint it on canvas or sculpt it or mold it, and it just didn’t have that oomph you saw in your head? Ah, you’ve fallen prey to what I call the artist’s discrepancy—the falling short […]

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The Self One Has Sewn Together

My friend Dasephix shared this quote with me recently.  I found it an absolutely stunning description of how I feel most of the time, particularly the part: the realization “that the self one has sewn together with such effort is all dirty rags, is unusable, is gone: and out of what raw material will one […]

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