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Learning To Fly…

View from Cortona Tuscany, Italy May 2017       “Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” ~Dorothy Thompson   “Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.” ~Carol Pearson   “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~Lao-tzu  

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Remembering

Originally posted on The Off Key Of Life:
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, January 10, 1946 We sometimes have a tendency to glamorize war in books and movies. Those who have been there understand it’s much worse than anything that’s…

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Shattered

 Startled, I sat up in bed.  “Scott–did you hear that?  I just heard glass breaking,” I whispered.  My heart was pounding uncontrollably.  Living in a 227-year-old house, I’m well-accustomed to the quirky noises that it makes, but this was different.      “You were dreaming.  It’s nothing,” he assured me.      “I was not dreaming,” I hissed.  I heard […]

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Firenze

Farmgirl in Firenze–May 2017   “We talk of many things as we walk and do not realize, as we go through the tiny cobbled streets, pass the crowded cafes and gelataries, that Florence is gingerly working its charm and paving its way through our hearts.” – (source)   “Firenze and the surrounding Tuscan countryside are the most sensuous places I […]

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It’s All About Perspective

“A View to a Kiss,” 20 x 24 acrylic on canvas by Tonya R. Hengerer   “Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music.  If you are born knowing them, fine.  If not, learn them.  Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.” ~Truman Capote   “When you wake up every day, you have […]

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Inner Peace

  “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” ~Pema Chödrön     “There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” ~Epictetus   “In the process of letting go you will lose many things from […]

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