Newsletter, Video 1.13

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under1000skies Newsletter 1.13

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“The sky is not my limit…I am.” –T.F. Hodge

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“The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” -Rumi

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“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” -Maya Angelou

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“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” –Henry Ward Beecher

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“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” -Chinese Proverb

 

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Gems 5.127

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Photo by Mindy Weber.  Thank you, dear Mindy, for a week of photos and your favorite quotes. They are beautiful and soul-feeding, and I’m so grateful!

“Stop acting so small.  You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

-Rumi

I hope we have a wonderful weekend.

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under1000skies Newsletter 1.7

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Photo “Milky Way” by EvgeniT, Pixabay

“Ecstatic Love is an ocean, and the Milky Way is a flake of foam floating on it.” -Rumi

Includes the origin of the name Milky Way – it’s called so many other things by other cultures. Plus two beautiful photos from Steph Law, and two poems from Elanthian Love Songs.

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Photo by Larisa-K, Pixabay.

“My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.” -Claude Monet

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Photo by Niki Flow.

“I’m not changing anybody. It’s hard to change ourselves but we can plant seeds; pure intention that will eventually bloom on its own.”  -Nimo Patel

From “A Smile and 5 Blessings:  Nimo’s Nothing (iii)”

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Photo, “Archangel Boomerang” by Niki Flow

“An angel has no memory.”  -Terry Southern

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Photo by Cornfreak, Pixabay

“For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.”  -Rudyard Kipling

 

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Gems 5.108

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Photo “Milky Way” by EvgeniT, Pixabay

“Ecstatic Love is an ocean, and the Milky Way is a flake of foam floating on it.” -Rumi

Morning Edit 22July19 c.8am

I fixed the photo on the Gem.  It’s so gorgeous and I didn’t want any of it cut from the frame. I also posted a link to the photo.  Then I started wondering who named the Milky Way and things went on from there.

I learned it was called the “Milky Circle” by the Greeks.  The story goes, Zeus brought the infant Hercules to nurse from Hera while she slept.  She woke while the baby suckled and pushed him away.  (His mother was a mortal, one of her husband’s many conquests).  A few drops of milk spilled and formed the Milky Circle. The Romans adopted the name and called it “Via Lactea.” Translated, that means “the road of milk.”

In Germany it’s Milchstrasse. In Norway, it’s called Melkeveien. Both translate to Milky Way in English. But in Finland, it’s called Linnunrata (“path of birds”). In Armenia, it’s “hard goghi chanaparh,” or “Straw Thief’s Way.” In Sweden and Iceland, it’s called Vetrarbrautin and Vintergatan (Winter Way). In East Asia, it’s called “Silver River.”

Source:  How the Milky Way Got Its Name

I love the name Silver River best because it comes from the story of the Weaver Girl and the Buffalo Boy. Two of my poems from Elanthian Love Songs are based on this legend, one for the Weaver Girl and one for the Buffalo Boy (also called “The Cowherd.) I was inspired to write the poems after seeing two beautiful paintings by Steph Law about this legend.

Bridge of Dreams Where She Waits

“Bridge of Dreams Where She Waits” by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Shadowscapes.com

 

 

 

Bridge of Dreams Where He Waits

“Bridge of Dreams Where He Waits” Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Shadowscapes.com

 

 

 

under1000skies Newsletter 1.3

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Here Today Gone Tomato

 
“My muses have always been the people I love.”  -Anonymous
 
Photo, “Jelly Bean and Mommy Morning” by Niki Flow, Kenosha, WI, 1982.  (My first light-filled gem, my oldest daughter ♡ Kelly Jean ♡).
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