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The Practice Is The Thing: Devotion

“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise … Continue reading

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Grooves…and Graves

“The only difference between a rut and a grave… is in their dimensions.”~Ellen Glasgow The other day, I was driving some distance to a meeting on a route I’ve driven several times before.  It was a sunny morning and I … Continue reading

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More Vulnerability: Life Lessons from Dancing

Being in performance mode again last week highlighted for me that ever present, and often loathed, human condition: vulnerability.  We human types are constantly “exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.” Yet, we often … Continue reading

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30 Days Of Astonishment: The Full Moon

“Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”~Rumi Day 4 on astonishment: THE FULL MOON I sat down at the computer just now, fully ready to write about … Continue reading

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30 Days of Astonishment: LAUGHING

  Day 2 on what astonishes: LAUGHING. I am with Audrey Hepburn, who famously said: “I love people who make me laugh.  I honestly think it is the thing I like most, to laugh.  It cures a multitude of ills.” … Continue reading

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30 Days of Astonishment: SNOW

After mulling over yesterday’s post, I’ve set myself the task of writing about astonishing things for 30 days.  Nothing like a solid practice to cultivate a sense of wonder. Of course, there are all kinds of extraordinary and amazing stories … Continue reading

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Astonished By Life

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ~Mary Oliver, “Sometimes” A recent, difficult loss compounded by some run-of-the-mill frustrations had me wallowing a bit this evening. Then, Mary Oliver’s glorious and wise words came back … Continue reading

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