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Turning Inward for Answers

He went to ParisLooking for answersTo questions that bothered him so— Jimmy Buffett, He Went to Paris “As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson And now I will tell you the truth.Everything in the worldcomes. At least, closer. And, cordially.— Mary Oliver, Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It…

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A Realm of Sunset and Moonlight and Silence

“My house stands in low land, with limited outlook, and on the skirt of the village. But I go with my friend to the shore of our little river, and with one stroke of the paddle I leave the village politics and personalities, yes, and the world of villages and personalities behind, and pass into…

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Poised, and Wise, and Our Own, Today

“In times when we thought ourselves indolent, we have afterwards discovered that much was accomplished, and much was begun in us.“– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: Second Series, “Experience“ (and all subsequent quotes in this post) I got lost in the headlines for a bit before writing today. Getting spun up in politics and pandemics and…