Perspective

You are the sky, everything else is just the weather.

~ Pema Chodron

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Whew

Wind scares me. Living under trees - mostly pine and sweetgum - I think about them falling, bending, breaking over my worldly things. I worry about the strain and stress that will come when the wind has blown one time in just the right way and the damage it will leave behind. I worry. I am a worrier. And the wind really makes me worry. Walking around and seeing the debris and the small insignificant amount of time I will spend cleaning up I am grateful to our trees for standing tall in the weather the subtle way they do. I am also aware that we are lucky and will be praying for everyone who has not been as fortunate as we were this time. Wind ushers change - often devastating change. Please support as best you can all the people in all the places that have been touched by wind, fire, rain, flooding, and smoke. Pay attention to the needs we don't easily see and give where you are able to lovingly. This is not a time in our history of being human to be selfish. There is much work to be done - on every level possible.

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After the Storm

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe pears as an infinite storm of beauty.

~ John Muir

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Cloudy

Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives life. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what Beyond is in eternity.

~ Seneca

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Snowy View

..Because it was just too beautiful to only share one picture of the snow..