Trillium

My tears watered my soul and gave me strength to bloom.

~ Qasim Chauhan

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Tallulah

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers

but to be fearless in facing them.

 

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain

but for the heart to conquer it.

 

Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield

but to my own strength.

 

Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved

but hope for the patience to win my freedom.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Standing

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. 

~Harriet Tubman

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Resiliency

Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties..

These last few weeks have been trying to say the least.  We are all okay, but damn..  Every where I turn something requires my heartfelt attention.  I am grateful to have such love and the capacity for such love that I want to give it and do so easily.  I come back again and again to stores of strength I forget I have until I need them.  The one place I am struggling to give the attention due is to myself as I know it will come in time - right now, I am wondering when..  I am going to be honest folks and say I am tired.  I am worn slap out.  I need a break.. I am not depressed.  I am not sad.  And I am not lonely or longing for anything other than some span of time that I can call my own.. I am oddly content even in the midst of the chaos of living.. And, we have been in the thick sticky of life.  If you see me or think of me.. or see us or think of us.. send a little extra squeeze or well wishes on this glorious fall breeze.  For now, I'm going to zip up my hoodie and enjoy the setting sun.

 

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Human Highway

It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.

~ Claude Monet

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