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make gentle.

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Ethel and Bobby Kennedy play with their sons before bedtime at home

 

“let us dedicate ourselves to what the greeks wrote so many years ago:

to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. “

 – robert kennedy

november 20, 1925 – june 6, 1968

(50 years ago)

 

 

image credit: time life pictures, paul schuyler

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“nothing is so strong as gentleness. nothing is so gentle as real strength.” – frances de sales

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ann arbor’s mayor chris taylor,

supporting

the childrens’ peace and unity march.

i am so proud of my city

and

the compassionate hearts within.

“master the divine techniques of the art of peace and no enemy will dare to challenge you.”
— ueshiba

 

enchanted.

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bee whisperer’s mom,

my daughter,

on our late summer walk

by the river.

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bee whisperer,

my grandson/ her son,

on our early summer trip

by the lake.

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genetics, gentle compassion, curiosity and nature at play.

“it is in our genes to understand the universe if we can,

to keep trying even if we cannot,

and to be enchanted by the act of learning all the way.”

― lewis thomas

the bee whisperer.

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f visits the garden

by the lake

kneels down

to talk to the bumblebees

 to see them up close

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then befriends them

as they

learn more about each other

full of calm and peace

without fear

and after they make

a short visit to his place

gently

puts them back

where he found them

and says

goodbye for now.

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the garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.

Michael Pollan