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All the Miracles

“To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings—it’s all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life from miracle to miracle.” — Artur Rubinstein We get tired sometimes, and forget about miracles like being born at all, in this time, relatively healthy and of sound mind….


Dog Mirrors

“Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music…

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Expanding the Fullness

“Five decades ago, some very kind people in Japan slipped me the secret: you can dramatically extend life—not by multiplying the number of your years, but by expanding the fullness of your moments.” ― Shinzen Young, The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works “Pay more attention to every moment, however mundane: to find novelty not…

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Adding a Piece Back In

“My heart is moved by all I cannot save:so much has been destroyedI have to cast my lot with thosewho age after age, perversely,with no extraordinary power,reconstitute the world.”~ Adrienne Richfrom “Natural Resources” Day two of life with a rescue puppy is a reminder that life will be different. This is a sweet puppy, but…