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Tradition

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes—our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around. ~ Gilbert … Continue reading

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Anniversary Rose Preserved Forever

 

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Christmas Eve Covid Style

We’ll have a covid Christmas Eve alone, spending the day in our own home, hanging the stockings out in the shop, sharing the love that no virus can stop, as we open our gifts in our own living room watching … Continue reading

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Worn Out

My hard drive needs defragging, my memory has crashed, the trash is overflowing, and my flash drive is trashed. Now my monitor is fading looks like shut down is complete, wish I could be reconditioned before I’m obsolete. ~2016 Sharron … Continue reading

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Human Stories

There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before. ~ Willa Cather (1873 – 1947) American Writer

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Life In The Cemetery

A beautiful, quiet place to contemplate the meaning of life. Words, symbols, plants, flowers, birds all add meaning to the place where ones body ends up, and where life no longer has any meaning at all except to those who … Continue reading

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Scented Memories

Lilac bush in bloom. Butterflies ecstatic, So am I. I breathe in memories, walking to school, Red Deer Alberta, spring, freedom, happiness and laughter. 2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Make Meaning

The human ability to make meaning is so versatile, so powerful, that it can make almost anything tolerable, so long as it’s woven into a bigger story that makes it meaningful. We need to reflect consciously on the ways we … Continue reading

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Frames

It’s the frames which make some things important and some things forgotten. It’s all only frames from which the content rises. ~ Eve Babitz American writer

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Bunnykins cactus

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Oranges in January

I don’t know if the cold kitchen has shocked it into producing but our little orange tree has flowers and oranges on it at the same time.  Smells lovely and reminds me spring will come again.

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Christmas Is – Part 4

Mother. Father. Child. Together. Alone. Guests who arrived had been invited by angels. Angels. And a star. Shepherds. Wise men. How simple it was, how thrilling. How lonely. Christmas. Family. Presents. And an unexpected sense of loneliness – We too … Continue reading

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Changing Your Mind

Contemplative practice, done over time, actually rewires our brains so that we can detach from our addictive patterns of thinking and feeling and our unworkable programs for happiness. Now many neuro scientists affirm such very real change and call it … Continue reading

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Pay Attention

Mindfulness changes the brain. . .  How we pay attention promotes neural plasticity, the change of neural connections in response to experience. ~Psychiatrist and brain researcher Daniel J. Siegel in his book: “The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the … Continue reading

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Warmth of Kindness

I place another dry fir log onto hot coals in the wood stove, I am warmed and filled with thankfulness for a tree once dead and seemingly useless that fell one windy night across our power lines. Hydro was there … Continue reading

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