Licht Years

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acceptance

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To accept whatever comes, regardless of the consequences, is to be unafraid or to be full of that love which comes from a sense of at-oneness with whatever . . . In other words there is no split between spirit and matter. And to realize this, we have only suddenly to awake to the fact. I have noticed it happens and when it does it partakes of the miraculous.

~ John Cage “Juilliard Lecture” in A Year from Monday (1952)

There were signs
but it seems
spring is just not ready for us yet.

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May you take time
to celebrate the quiet miracles
that seek no attention.

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven
around the heart of wonder.

~ John O’Donohue

from “For Presence”

craving

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oh the irony

the winter of our discontent

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imprisoned-

soup of the day

winter's toll

store bought spring

faces at the window

bluebird of happiness?

looking out my window
waiting for a sign of spring
craving color and warmth
and I know I’m not the only one

having more daylight soon will be so welcome.

living

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the warm and the cold

…We want the spring to come and the winter to pass. We want
whoever to call or not call, a letter, a kiss — we want more and more and then more of it.

But there are moments, walking, when I catch a glimpse of myself in the window glass,
say, the window of the corner video store, and I’m gripped by a cherishing so deep

for my own blowing hair, chapped face, and unbuttoned coat that I’m speechless:
I am living…

~ Marie Howe
(excerpt from “What the Living Do”)

imagining

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snowflowers

“The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.”
~ Terri Guillemets

wishing you all a warm and color-filled weekend