Friday, December 30, 2005

Teach Us Delight

"Teach us delight in simple things."
~ Rudyard Kipling

The morning sky is always worth it.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Perches in the Soul

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the
And sings the tune without the
and never stops at all."
~ Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Best

"It is a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to
accept anything but the best
you very often get it."
W. Somerset Maugham

Here I live, atop my blessed Harmony Ridge, my own Walden Pond, The Best place in the world. That special place where I can connect with my higher self.

Each morning, waiting for the sun to rise, I say my prayers, reflect, and center myself. Secluded, protected, at peace. Alive. Usually the rest of my world is fast asleep as I touch the sky with my heart.

Today's Daily Celebration: Abigail Adams

Monday, November 21, 2005

Wake at Dawn

"Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
To melt and be like a running brook
that sings its melody to the night.

To wake at dawn with a winged
and give
thanks for another day of loving."
~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, November 7, 2005

Everyone is an Explorer

"Everyone is an explorer.
How could you possibly live your life
looking at a door and not open it?"
~ Robert D. Ballard

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Monday, October 31, 2005

Joy Forever

"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness..."
~ John Keats

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Sparkle and Shine

"People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within."
~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Be Aware of Wonder

"Be aware of wonder.
Live a balanced life.
Learn some and think some
and draw and paint and
sing and dance and
play and work every day some."
~ Robert Fulghum

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Living Ideas

"Sometimes I imagine colors
as if they were
living ideas,
being of pure
with which to

Nature is not on the surface,
it is deep down."
Paul Cézanne

Yes, I am a creature of habit. Most people are. I find it is so easy to breathe and pray as I wait for the sun. Yogis teach that the breath of life creates the force that sustains awareness.

Today's Daily Celebration: Brigitte Bardot

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Light You Allow Within

"The more light you allow within you,
the brighter the world you
live in will be."
~ Shakti Gawain

How do I feel? Light... Cherish the light that glows inside... Hurry... Life is waiting for you.
Today's Daily Celebration: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (Happy Birthday, George.)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Clear Perception

"I can never feel certain of any truth,
but from a clear perception
of its beauty."
John Keats

Clear Perception
Atop this ridge
I am the rays of the sun
And the gentle mist 
the sloping wonder.

How do I tell you how full my heart is?

Retreat brings perspective. 
Being present
In Nature's beauty 
Helps calm perception
to come.

Today's Daily Celebration:
Robert Wise

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Daring to Begin

"All glory comes from daring to begin."
~ Eugene F. Ware

And so we begin. The sky here is a glorious revelation. And I have a camera to record, or at least try to capture, the magnificent view. I am no expert. I just know that I catch my breath whenever I look up or across the horizon.