Gems 6.4

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“The best remedy for those who are frightened, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be alone, alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature’s beauty and simplicity.

As long as this exists, and that should be forever, I know that there will be solace for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances. I firmly believe that nature can bring comfort to all who suffer.”

Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Gems 5.22

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Photo by one of our top contributors and one of our very favorite photographer-poets, Cord X.  Used with permission.  Thank you so much! ♡

Today’s Gem celebrates our Mother’s love,  Mother Nature, Gaia, Mother Earth.  I was inspired to find a special quote to honor this love after reading a beautiful poem Mother, We Are Sorry by River Dixon.

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Gems 4.150

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Photo  “Tree Sparrow,” Gallery/Birds. Copyright © Richard Keys, Photo Sociology:  “Exploring Sociology through Photography”  All rights reserved.  Used with permission.  Thank you, Richard! ♡

Special thanks to Rajni who shared today’s quote.  A bit about Anita Desai:

“Anita Desai is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a writer she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times.” (Wikipedia)

Richard’s photo of this little tree sparrow really captures my heart.  Sparrows have been my favorite bird since I was very young.  We lived in a city, where everything was concrete except the park.  Outside our dining-room window was a rooftop patio.  This is where I formed some of my earliest memories.  I grew my first garden there in a small pot, and my mom taught me how to feed the birds.  She clicked her tongue to call them, and they all came — sparrows, pigeons and even an occasional crow.  I used to think my mom was magical, like Sleeping Beauty, to be able to bring the birds with this clicking sound.   Sometimes the lovely ones with the most beautiful feathers visited, cardinals and jays.  But I always loved the little brown sparrows best.

This quote today spoke to my heart too.  Imagine how dense with beauty the birds like this sparrow are, flying free as they do to so many wonderful places.

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Gems 4.69

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Photo by PicMonkey.com. Quote from ServiceSpace.org

 

Inspired by Mita Shah.  How does your garden grow? I’d love to know.

My Longing, My Bliss, My Kryptonite!

Gems 3.19

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Journey Notes

Special thanks to the Reagan family for contributing this beautiful photo.  The theme for the month of February will be “beauty.” because when we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.  If you have a favorite quote or poem about “beauty,” please let us know!

May you find joy and beauty every day on your journey,

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Gems 3.16

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Journey Notes

The theme for the month of January is “journey” and for February, “beauty.”  If you have a favorite quote or poem about “journey,” or the journey of life,  or “beauty,” please let us know!  Special thanks to the Reagan family for contributing this beautiful photo and to RW for submitting the quote!

May you find joy and beauty every day on your journey,

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Gems 3.3

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Photo and poem by “mj” and used with permission.  Thank you! 

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Journey Notes

The theme for the month of January is “journey.”  If you have a favorite quote or poem about “journey,” or the journey of life,  please leave a comment!