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Living The Simple Life

The easeful days, the dreamless nights the homely round of plain delights The calm, the unambitioned mind which all men seek, and few men find. ~ Austin Dobson

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Reading Nature

Lectio Divina in Nature Step out onto the Planet. Draw a circle a hundred feet round. Inside the circle are 300 things nobody understands, and, maybe nobody’s ever really seen How many can you find? ~Lew Welch Lew Welch, Ring … Continue reading

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Free Hugs

So much anger in this world, so much greed, so much unhappiness. I wish I could do something that would help us all be neighbours again. Would you like a hug? ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Fall Has Fallen

A few tomatoes still ripen in the greenhouse. Peas and beans flower again, trying to make up for not producing during the weeks of drought. The garden isn’t ready to go to sleep just yet. The earth is a mosaic … Continue reading

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My Prayer

That I may see the rainbow through the rain, believing that the sun will shine again. That I may live as simple as a flower, content to bloom if only for this hour. And though I may not grace some … Continue reading

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Fault Lines

We draw blame lines, appease our minds until one day we see the line somebody else has drawn points directly at me. ©Sharron R. McMillan o

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I’d Rather Fly Low

Flying just above the trees sails luff in the gentle breeze, dinky toy cars on highway one, windows sparkle in rising sun. Gravel pit is a child’s sand box, Mount Richardson, a pile of rocks, tide is out in Davis … Continue reading

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Home

Home is where we store our stories, till that story ends. Boxes full, we start new pages, find new homes, new friends. We leave behind the faintest essence of our story’s theme, what we loved above all else, an outline … Continue reading

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Choices

Doubt sees the obstacles; faith sees the way. Doubt sees the darkest night; faith sees the day. Doubt dreads to take a step; faith soars on high. Doubt questions, “Who believes?” faith answers, “I”. ~Unknown

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In The Woods

Peace is here amongst the trees, oxygen provides your needs. Breathe in, breathe out, stand still, don’t shout Beauty’s touch is all you feel, where healing miracles are real. ©2014 Sharron R. McMillan

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I Run To My Garden

When the world out there makes no sense at all, when evil grows stronger as innocents fall, when freedom is license and greed is the rule, when games teach our children more than their school. I run to my garden … Continue reading

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To Be The Answer

We’re so busy doing, we’ve forgotten how to just be; to sit, still and quiet, stare at dark blue ocean until it becomes flat and green, to watch until slow moving barge disappears from view in the distant mist, to … Continue reading

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Finally Living Our Dream

We are finally living our dream. We’ve built a paradise in the woods where fresh clean air and cold well water refresh the body, where birdsong and beauty refresh the soul. We do not have to allow anyone or anything … Continue reading

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Siesta Time

Cool June morning morphs into hot dry afternoon, energy wilts like marguerites in window boxes. Work slows to full stop, hammocks fill, popsicles melt – it’s siesta time. ©2019 Sharron R. McMillan

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Reflections

Religions  are reflections of only a few of the rays of Truth. All of it is true – but none of it is All the truth. Man has moulded light, formed it into shapes, cast in gold but no particular … Continue reading

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