Boston Strong

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Boston marked the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings on Wednesday, April 15 with a solemn remembrance that included a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness.

“No more hurting people


~ Martin Richard

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New Growth

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I thought of happiness how it is woven
Out of the silence in the empty house each day,
And how it is not sudden and it is not given
But is creation itself like the growth of a tree.
No one has seen it happen, but inside the bark
Another circle is growing in the expanding ring.
No one has heard the root go deeper in the dark,
But the tree is lifted by this inward work,
And its plumes shine, and its leaves are glittering.

~ May Sarton,  excerpt from The Work of Happiness

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“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?”

~ Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

sipping my tea outside, enjoying this first warm day in April.

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