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peaceful.

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 am – peaceful walk in the woods

 pm -peaceful protest on the streets

 

day 1, 99 to go.

“there may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. “

-elie wiesel

win the sky.

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this tree

so stately so old

appears to have a face

when up close

quietly watching

over those resting below

“the tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber.

the tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.”

~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert

content.

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while spending the better part of a morning

at the salon

and at the having my hair washed stage

a woman I’ve never met

hair in foil for highlights

wrapped in a black robe

walked up

and stood before me pointing

 then proclaiming,

to the entire salon:

“now here is a woman who is contented and relaxed,

taking 10 minutes, all for herself!”

something about my demeanor

must have given me away

for she was spot on.

“contentment is the only real wealth” 

― albert nobel

 

 

image credit: google images

find something.

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here was what I found:

  1. a fairy house in the woods
  2. a handful of wildflowers
  3. a pine bough
  4. birds
  5. meadow grass
  6. quiet beauty
  7. a heart-shaped stone
  8. stone steps to sit on and watch the river

what have your found that you are grateful for?

 

 

 

image credit: simpleacres

slow pace, long weekend away.

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the-view-was-spectacular

rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day,

listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky,

is by no means waste of time.

~john lubbock, “Recreation,” The Use of Life, 1894