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Contemplation

“Contemplation is any way one has of penetrating illusion and touching reality.” ~Parker Palmer “On the Brink of Everything”

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Hope

  Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality. ~L. J. Suenens

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Ideal Meets Reality

A shadow show of what is wanted and what one gets. I know the dance, I think I’ve learned to accept reality without the debilitating disappointment I used to react with when it didn’t turn out as I’d dreamed. We … Continue reading

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Illusive Reality

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. ~Annie Dillard

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Dreams or Reality

There is a fine line between dreams and reality, it’s up to you to draw it. ~B. Quilliam

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Disappointment

Expectations       =   Disappointment Reality When expectation exceeds reality we are disappointed. When we are disappointed we become discouraged. We can lower our expectations or accept that we can not change reality. Disappointment is inevitable in life. How we respond to … Continue reading

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I’m Letting Go

I’m letting go of the ideal perfection that I thought was you, no hiding now behind pretense, we both know is not true. Hating to let it all let go I want to hold the dream, illusions of what I … Continue reading

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Be Happy

There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations. ~Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

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TV

T. V. Forget it. I could never live in a house dominated by that box of superfluous non-stop movies. I’m glad we have agreed on that point. When did entertainment become companionship. Why has a box of images taken the … Continue reading

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Oh My Life

Oh my life I can not craft you anymore like I used to. I was always smaller than reality, living inside the old cottage clock of pearlized ceramic where flowers, trees and walls all looked the same to me. All … Continue reading

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Patiently Tending Your Garden of Dreams

 Seeds of thought take time to germinate. Conditions must be just right. Warmth and cold, watering tears. Roots seek nourishment, form a network of stability, then tiny shoots appear at just the right time. What was once a dream will … Continue reading

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Backwoods Journal – My Pond

I have long dreamed of a swimming hole, a pond, water on our land, where our yellow Clipper canoe could bob and glide. Reality puts our dreams into perspective though and we learn to shrink them, resize them to fit … Continue reading

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