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and, when the time comes

Originally posted on The Book Keeper Book Shop:
“to live in this world you must be ableto do three thingsto love what is mortal;to hold it against your bones knowingyour own life depends on it;and, when the time comes to…

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Divine Silence

The divine silence is not a vacuum to be filled but a mystery to be entered into, unarmed with words and undistracted by noise…Our job is not to pierce that mystery with language but to reverence it. Barbara Brown Taylor

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Spring

Spring is sprung, The grass is ris, Eyes itch, I sneeze, Hay-fever is.

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Joy

There is always joy, you just need to know where to look for it.

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Words

Words form themselves, Spill gently Onto the attendant page, Swirl, re-form, make sense Make sentence. Beautiful words that Roll off the tongue: Mellifluous, numinous, eloquence, Concordance, assonance, antithesis, Inchoate poetry… Metanoia.

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Who’s Driving?

Max has a new car, a hybrid, silent running when the electric motor is engaged. And environmentally friendly. Cool! But it also has a lot of bells and whistles that my simple little manual doesn’t have. It senses your presence … Continue reading

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Swan Plant

Been doing some research into growing swan plant (Gomphocarpus fruticosus) and found that strictly speaking it is a noxious weed here and shouldn’t be grown in the home garden! It’s native to South Africa, spreads like a weed here in … Continue reading

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Joy

Just had the joy of watching a pair of Monarch/Wanderer butterflies (Danaus Plexippus) circling close around my head in a beautiful mating dance. My hair is currently purple, so maybe I need to change my name to Buddleia?

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My candle

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“My candle burns at both ends;It will not last the night;But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—It gives a lovely light!” Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Few Figs from Thistles Image…

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Books

“A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.” Henry Miller The Books In … Continue reading

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