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“You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” Paulo Coelho It’s hard amidst a global pandemic to take a timeout for renewal. Our hearts are crushed by daily news of increasing COVID-19 death tolls. … Continue reading
Virginia is not one for writing much poetry (an occasional poem puts in an appearance here @ Roses in the Rubble, usually written by others?) but last week this poem came scribbling out while lunching out, so this week I … Continue reading
“Life is a gift to be grateful for & not a property to cling to.” Henri Nouwen “The real enemies of our lives are the ‘oughts’ and the ‘ifs.’ They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the … Continue reading
Traipsing around Venice with friends on a cold November day (during an unforgettable trip to Italy) we took a boat out to the fishing island of Burano. On a dreary day this island lifted droopy spirits as everywhere we looked … Continue reading
“There comes a time in all of our lives when it’s time to take stock of what was, what is, and what can be. Don’t hold on to stuff that prevents you from becoming who you can be.” Maria Shriver … Continue reading
The dictionary defines flexibility as “the quality of bending easily without breaking” and “the willingness to change or compromise.” Last week I noticed my brother’s coneflowers in their potted homes on the deck seemed to flexibly adapt during days (& … Continue reading
Sometimes when tough stuff wears us down, it may be challenging navigating our lives back (or onward) into hope-filled grooves. Today here’s a ‘how to’ lesson from water. “Water does not resist. Water flows… water always goes where it wants … Continue reading
Quickie quote today also presents a challenge – do we have courage to continue scattering seeds of hope even when the wind gets fierce? ”I must set my face to the wind & scatter my handful of seeds. It is … Continue reading
Today is March 8th. Previously I have posted about International Women’s Day (click here to read last year’s International Women’s Day: A Photo Journey), but March 8th is also the day my precious Papa died. As faithful readers know, my … Continue reading