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Fighting Hatred With Love

You know what they say (“they” meaning this mysterious group of imaginary grouchy people who float about for the sole purpose of sucking the joy out of life) about not-feeling-butterflies-anymore-once-you-get-married? Well.  I’m here to prove them wrong. I received an e-mail from my lovely other half yesterday afternoon, and I was so touched by it […]

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This is How I Know

From Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet: If I were to tell you one more thing, it would be this: Do not believe that the one who seeks to comfort you lives without difficulty the simple and humble words that sometimes help you.  His life contains much grief and sadness and he remains […]

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Spring Surprises

Hello, you! Do you need a little lovin’?  Some inspiration?  Art for your soul?  Music for your day? Well, today is your lucky day! My first offering is Lovely Design’s March Pattern for your computer desktop.  You’ll notice that it was ostensibly made for the month of March, and we’re obviously heading into April, but […]

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What Magnificence Surrounds Us

“To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.” –William Blake, in “Auguries of Innocence” And this, from the final pages of Eve.

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Standing In It

Sometimes we’re simply standing in it–whether it be discouragement, sadness, anger, frustration, boredom, stagnation–and all we do is wonder when it will be over.  Because then life will be better.  Then we’ll be beautiful and smart and gosh-darn-it, people will like us!  Then we’ll do and say fabulous things.  Then we’ll be on top of […]

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