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    Not Today





    If I look I'm not sure that I could face you.
    Not again. not today. not today…

     

    September 11th. So much changed in these twelve years, and yet… here we are standing - again - on the brink of more war. This knot in my stomach - stubbornly unforgetful when the calendar turns to 9-11 - I can't help but think back.

     

    I want this day to pass peacefully; I want that my children will never experience a day like that day.

     

    Love & peace, for those taken on that day, and those left behind.

     

    video: REM - Final Straw

    …love will be my strongest weapon.
    I do believe that I am not alone.
    For this fear will not destroy me.

    ~REM

     

     

    Posted: Sep 10 2013, 23:58 by kelly | Comments (0) RSS comment feed |
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    Wordless Wednesday: Be Brave Enough





     

     

     

    Inspiring (and truthful) words from one of my favorite authors…

     

     

     

    You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will. ~Stephen King

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wordless Wednesday: Intuition





    When your inner voice speaks, do you listen? It's there for a reason. It's our connection to each other and our universe. Don't be afraid.

    Trust your intuition.

     

    Posted: Nov 07 2012, 11:31 by kelly | Comments (2) RSS comment feed |
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    Wordless Wednesday: Spring Awakening





    Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.
    ~Lewis Grizzard

    Yesterday was the first day of Spring - the equinox - the moment when the sun crosses directly over our earth's equator - a time when day and night are equal in length. It's a time of awakening, balance, renewal, promise.

    The turning of the seasons grounds me. Spring, after the cold and bare of Winter, is always so welcome, necessary, a gladly received reminder and assurance of time and life continuing. Even after this, the most mild of Winters I can remember in New Jersey, I still was grateful to see that first daffodil poking up through the soil several weeks ago. 

    My heart lightened. And, each day since then I have anxiously searched my garden for signs of new life, never to be disappointed - as Mother Nature delivers new wonders with each moment.

    The weather has been so bright, and the sun so warm this week, that we've all been outside as much as possible; taking in the new season, breathing Spring and all it's wonderous new life... awakening.

    Wake. Breathe. Start fresh, as each moment in your life is as new as the Spring buds on the trees. Happy Spring, readers! 

    Posted: Mar 20 2012, 20:28 by kelly | Comments (2) RSS comment feed |
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    Wordless Wednesday: Look Up at the Sky





    I never get tired of the blue sky.
    ~Vincent van Gogh


     In the midst of your hectic day... kids, work, school, activities, meetings, errands, meals, exercise, to-do-lists, [fill-in-the-blank here]... take a moment to pause & look. Up. At the sky, in all its splendor: always present, always changing.  It grounds me and fills me with energy. This past month, I've observed the sky more than usual. Perhaps it's been the unusually warm weather we've been having that has drawn my eyes (and camera) upwards. Regardless of the reason, I'm glad of the moments of peace our sky has given me, and I hope these images give you a bit of peace, too.

    Take a moment wherever you are, and look up! Peace to you.