Choosing the long way round

25 Jan 2023
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Picking up the heavy bag of alpaca feed, I had a choice. Climb straight up the steep field and over the fence, or take the track that traversed the hillside. I’m glad I chose the track. It gave me time to unwind from the pace of the day. Time to notice what was going on […]

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The gift of seeing through your eyes

24 Jan 2023
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Because we often look at the same things as others, we assume that we all see the same. Here’s the thing, we don’t. And if we think about it, we can’t. I love the simple invitation from Rick Rubin below: Look for what you noticebut no one else sees. + Rick Rubin, The Creative Act: […]

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Catching the light

23 Jan 2023
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At this time of year,it matters where you stand. Choose well. At this time of day,it matters what direction you face. Choose with care. At this moment in time,there are paths before you. Choose with intention. + Sue Heatherington

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A moment happened

21 Jan 2023
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This is the lovely phrase an Irish friend used on a call yesterday. “A moment happened.” Were we there? Not exactly, but his lyrical storytelling held us in the moment. And even if we couldn’t smell the vast Californian redwoods or hear the scamper of the deer, we were there. At least in our imagination. […]

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Choosing to see differently again

20 Jan 2023
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Eyes adjustingto winter’s harvestof seedheads inchill wind and ice-blue skies. What does this timerequire of me, andwhat peculiar giftsdoes it bear? Will I standwith open hands,or shield my gazefor another day? + Sue Heatherington ~ I’ve been drawn to these bulrushes on successive days. Each time I encounter them differently, sometimes with extraordinary contrasts.

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Returning to the same place

19 Jan 2023
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One of the privileges of living here in the valley is seeing the familiar through the changing lenses of the seasons. I notice the difference between yesterday’s light snow flurry and the crystal clear winter sunlight a few days ago. Yet we are not always returning to a remembered place, but maybe something stirs in […]

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