Merry Christmas 2017

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…from Lancaster, South Carolina.

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December 25, 2017 at 8:11 am

This is the time

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This is the time. This is the place. This is the vastness. Right here is paradise. Always. Always. 

~ Byron Katie

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August 15, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Orbis tertius

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I come here to remind myself…that I live on a planet circling a star…in the vast blackness of space. Nothing but sky and sea…with a view into infinity. Life is reduced to its simplest terms. All else fades into insignificance. 

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February 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Wheeling gazelle

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“Gazelle” by Marshall Maynard Fredericks, Brookgreen Gardens, SC

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January 23, 2017 at 6:25 pm


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The Song of Wandering Aengus

I went out to the hazel wood,

Because a fire was in my head,   

And cut and peeled a hazel wand, 

And hooked a berry to a thread; 

And when white moths were on the wing, 

And moth-like stars were flickering out,

I dropped the berry in a stream

And caught a little silver trout.


When I had laid it on the floor

I went to blow the fire aflame,

But something rustled on the floor,

And some one called me by my name:

It had become a glimmering girl

With apple blossom in her hair

Who called me by my name and ran

And faded through the brightening air.


Though I am old with wandering

Through hollow lands and hilly lands,

I will find out where she has gone,

And kiss her lips and take her hands;

And walk among long dappled grass,

And pluck till time and times are done

The silver apples of the moon,

The golden apples of the sun.

~ William Butler Yeats

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January 22, 2017 at 2:29 pm

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Merry Christmas 2016

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…from the Carolinas. 

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December 25, 2016 at 8:56 am

Frost and fire

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After a frozen night…the trees blaze beauty in the warming sun. 

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November 20, 2016 at 8:50 am