Category Archives: peace

tide.

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“I know how difficult it is going to be,

but I also believe that if just in one place we can win the battle over greed and callousness,

that one victory may swing the tide over the entire world.”

-Madeleine L’Engle, Dragons in the Waters

art credit: Serhii Vasylkivsky, a.k.a. the “Painter of the Sky”, National Art Museum of Ukraine

listen carefully.

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“have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”

-norton  juster, the phantom tollbooth 

 

 

huron river, ann arbor, mi, usa – january 2022

in the midst.

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“peace is not the end of the mundane, troublesome, and painful moments of life.

peace is created in the midst of the mundane, troublesome, and painful moments

as we look for the good in all things,

grasp tiny moments of joy,

glittering in the darkness,

and gather hope into a soft place to rest when life grows hard.”

-l.r. knost

 

 

 

oakland county, michigan, usa – may 2021