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And Just Like That, It Was June

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth . . . not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

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May and June passed each other at midnight. “Welcome back,” whispered May, kissing June on the cheek before  disappearing into the darkness. “So many lovely miles to go,” sighed June, as she floated toward sunrise to begin anew, once again.

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And Just Like That, It Was June

And Just Like That, It Was June

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth . . . not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha May and June passed each other at midnight. “Welcome back,” whispered May, kissing June on the cheek before  disappearing into the darkness. “So many lovely miles to go,” sighed June,Continue Reading

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The Jeweler

The Jeweler

“Creating art allows us to express our deepest feelings and ideas without having to put a name to them.” – Robert Dalton My eyes darted around when I walked in; I had no idea which way to look first. There was stuff everywhere in the tiny space. Glass cases to my left, paintings and sculpturesContinue Reading

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The Promise of a New May

The Promise of a New May

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ―Rainer Maria Rilke “Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” ― John Muir “What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.”  ― Kobayashi Issa “As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous asContinue Reading

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Jaunty Man

Jaunty Man

“Some hats can only be worn if you’re willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you’re only a step away from dancing.” ― Neil Gaiman Lucca, Italy. My eyes scanned my surroundings—the perfect mix of residents and tourists—always onContinue Reading

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In and Out of Africa . . . Again

In and Out of Africa . . . Again

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find how you yourself have altered.” – Nelson Mandela It’s felt different each of the three times I’ve been back—but it always feels like home. Everything bathed in a warm, golden light. Lone trees on the horizon. And the skies. Oh, the skiesContinue Reading

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My Magic Camera

My Magic Camera

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I was at the movies, which looked more like an airport, with rows of uncomfortable seats semi-aimed at various screens showing non-discernable movies. I sat, joined shortly by two men near me on my right,Continue Reading

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Piece of My Heart

Piece of My Heart

“What’ll I do When you are far away And I am blue What’ll I do? What’ll I do with just a photograph To tell my troubles to? When I’m alone With only dreams of you That won’t come true What’ll I do?”  - Irving Berlin I regret so much being so caught up in theContinue Reading

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Oh, Africaaaaaaah . . .

Oh, Africaaaaaaah . . .

“Up in this air you breathed easily, drawing in a vital assurance and lightness of heart. In the highlands you woke up in the morning and thought: Here I am, where I ought to be.” – Isak Dinesen “If I know a song of Africa, does Africa know a song of me? Will the airContinue Reading

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London Calling

London Calling

“Is it snowing where you are? All the world that I see from my tower is draped in white and the flakes are coming down as big as pop-corns. It’s late afternoon – the sun is just setting (a cold yellow colour) behind some colder violet hills, and I am up in my window seatContinue Reading

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My Own Wild Life

My Own Wild Life

“There’s no way to know what makes one thing happen and not another. What leads to what. What destroys what. What causes what to flourish or die or take another course.” – Cheryl Strayed I just finished reading Cheryl Strayed’s Wild.  As is typical for me, I was anxious to get to the last pageContinue Reading

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