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    some seasons you just need more quiet. I am at that point. I have been juggling way too much these days.  right now, I need a bit more rest and a lot less screens. until we meet again. take fierce care of yourself. be well, k

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    “Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are…

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    every hour

    I have been rolling around with words today. saying too much. feeling so unfocused. there seems to be a lot of ideas and thoughts vying for attention from me these days. I want to keep things simple but things get complicated. complicated by the words I say or don’t. by the lateness of the day or the irritation in my bones. it’s advent. I want to be soft and holy. and maybe I am but I also feel full of fire and ice. it is hard to exist as you are without all the commentary, I tell myself. it is the commentary that feels too much like confession. but I…

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    the secert

    “The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers — of persistence, concentration, and insight — to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply.”― Susan Cain create resistance artist takes action

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    five senses friday

    this is an oldie but goodie…started on abby try again. seeing: lots of foggy and rainy mornings this earlier week. I am hoping we don’t get inot one those 15 day of rain situations again. also, seeing floor puzzles on my table and um, floors. hearing: rain. Alicia Keys’s new album. both so good. tasting: loads of grannie smith apples. so many. our local MOMS has the best apples, ever. smelling: mint essential oil. tea. when I can smell, of course. feeling: tired about so many things + inspired by so many things. it’s a confusing combination. maybe it’s time to go slower and quieter. what are your five sense…