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♡ Outdoors

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♡ The greatest mistake

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♡ Hope

(credit) watery hope :: Glossy Stones

HOPE

Hope is the thing
with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune

–without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest

in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm 
That could abash

the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it

in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
Emily Dickinson

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♡ Why complicate life?

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♡ The summer day

(credit) Narrabeen Beach on a summer’s day | Sheila Smart Photography

THE SUMMER DAY

Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean—

the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—

who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.

Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

 – Mary Oliver

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♡ The 3 C’s of Life

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