Site Meter ANCORA IMPARO
I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in miracles, meditation, motherhood and make believe and that music is the only real magic this world has ever seen. I believe in concocting and consuming colorful cocktails and fussing over and feasting on fabulous food. I believe in living out loud. I believe in laughing until your face hurts and loving until your heart breaks. I believe in behaving boldly and when warranted, badly, taking bubble baths and being barefoot. I believe in poetry, puppies and playing in the park. I believe in seeking without ceasing that which sings to my soul and strengthens my spirit. I believe in dancing in the rain and digging in the dirt. I believe in honest expression and the golden rule. I believe in Nature and naps and that naïveté is sometimes necessary. I believe in goodness and gratitude, grit and grace. I believe in unity and the power of the universe. I believe in being authentically awesome. I believe in being better today than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. I believe in challenges and change and growing pains. I believe in the inherent worth of every creature, being and life force on this planet. I believe in honoring the individual journeys and paths of people whether I understand them or not. I believe in letting people live their truth and trusting that it’s right for them. I believe in lifting up and letting go. I believe that death is just as sacred an experience as birth and that it is never, ever an end.

Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.


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I wonder how much longer these two are going to be able to squeeze into this one spot. Also, Walden looks a bit ashamed or embarrassed.

I wonder how much longer these two are going to be able to squeeze into this one spot. Also, Walden looks a bit ashamed or embarrassed.

“Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style.”

—Rebecca Solnit

I love that he thinks that EVERY new thing that comes into the house belongs to him & he promptly lays on it to christen it. Also, he always looks right at me when I ask to take his picture. ❤️

I love that he thinks that EVERY new thing that comes into the house belongs to him & he promptly lays on it to christen it. Also, he always looks right at me when I ask to take his picture. ❤️

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”

—Pema Chödrön

"But, but…do we HAVE to take down the shiny tree that holds all my toys?!"

"But, but…do we HAVE to take down the shiny tree that holds all my toys?!"

I told the postmaster to give me something pretty. This is what he chose. I like ‘em! First round of New Year mail done…three to go.

I told the postmaster to give me something pretty. This is what he chose. I like ‘em! First round of New Year mail done…three to go.

“We live in a culture in which material poverty and moral poverty are frequently assumed to go together. We readily believe that a lack of outward success reveals internal failures. By the same token, material success grants an automatic aura of respectability. The Bible offers a much more complex portrait of poverty. It recognizes that individuals often rise or fall on the strength of their qualities of character. But it does not — not once, not ever — take the poor as a social group to task for their poverty. On the contrary, the scriptures are overflowing with warnings and admonitions against the rich and the powerful.”

We are not above this to wear out the little guy.

"People let me tell you ‘€˜bout my best friend. He’s a one boy cuddly toy…my up, my down, my pride and joy!"

"People let me tell you ‘€˜bout my best friend. He’s a one boy cuddly toy…my up, my down, my pride and joy!"

"Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in." - Isaac Asimov

"Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in." - Isaac Asimov

Happily forgoing my first Silent Sunday of the year to sit at the side of a friend by request. Silence & friendship are equal in their ability to bring us back home to ourselves. May we all seek opportunities to spend time enjoying both this year!

Happily forgoing my first Silent Sunday of the year to sit at the side of a friend by request. Silence & friendship are equal in their ability to bring us back home to ourselves. May we all seek opportunities to spend time enjoying both this year!

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