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waiting

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row

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for warmer days

Sometimes what we learn and who we become in the process of waiting is even more important than what we’re waiting for.

~ unknown

moments

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“It is a mistake to believe that the crucial moments of a life when its habitual direction changes forever must be loud and shrill dramatics, washed away by fierce internal surges. This is a kitschy fairy tale started by boozing journalists, flashbulb-seeking filmmakers and authors whose minds look like tabloids. In truth, the dramatics of a life-determining experience are often unbelievably soft. It has so little akin to the bang, the flash, of the volcanic eruption that, at the moment it is made, the experience is often not even noticed. When it deploys its revolutionary effect and plunges a life into a brand-new light giving it a brand-new melody, it does that silently and in this wonderful silence resides its special nobility.”
~ Pascal Mercier

 

you know all those little moments, so often taken for granted?
those ARE the big moments.

autumn winds

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And every year there is a brief, startling moment
When we pause in the middle of a long walk home and
Suddenly feel something invisible and weightless
Touching our shoulders, sweeping down from the air:
It is the autumn wind pressing against our bodies;
It is the changing light of fall falling on us.
– Edward Hirsch

shadows of autumn

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on the dining room wall.
I’ve noticed the light changing
as we reach mid September

there was a beautiful breeze yesterday
I watched the leaf shadows
blow and sway across the wall.