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Brit 08-06-2013 10:35 AM

I think we need...
A little celebration of life...

How about you?

SandraHelton 08-06-2013 11:09 AM

Good timing
The new moon is today so for 2wks energy grows Perfect from standpoint of the heavens to do just that.

RobKendall 08-06-2013 11:45 AM

What would you two suggest?





Cher O 08-06-2013 05:57 PM

No big occasion....
Just happy to be alive and open to the possibilities. Love, C.

ShelleyD 08-07-2013 12:44 AM

Ok....I'm in!!

Lasep 08-07-2013 08:32 AM

I'm in!
Celebrating the wildlife that come to the feeders every day. Celebrating flowers, green leafy trees and healing rain. Celebrating good health, food and home. Celebrating family and dear friends.

Cushings 08-07-2013 10:44 PM

Originally Posted by Brit
A little celebration of life...

How about you?

I shall follow thee...


Norma Rae 08-08-2013 06:27 AM

After reading a little Sitchin over a quiet solitary breakfast on the patio on this summer morning, I went inside to meditation/yoga room and before meditation, popped open a Mary Oliver book of poetry (if you do not know Mary Oliver, you are in for a treat!) and "randomly" (yeah, right!) selected the following poem to read before meditating. It reminded me of this thread (and this website), so I wanted to share:

"The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver

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?


Enjoy and celebrate your day, everyone!

Namaste from the Midwest,

SandraHelton 08-08-2013 06:44 AM

The beauty of animals
Beautiful pic Di. Seeing animals happy is the greatest joy.

Norma Rae 08-08-2013 09:12 AM

One last celebratory poetic offering for the day . . . from Rumi:

". . . Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."

two hands together _/|\_

patswife 08-08-2013 05:23 PM

Love the Mary Oliver poem, Steph! Not familiar with her--will have to look into that! Thanks for a beautiful , thought provoking piece of work. Have a wonderful day!!

Norma Rae 08-08-2013 05:57 PM

Oh . . . you are going to LOVE Mary Oliver! Who doesn't, really? She uses a lot of nature imagery (Wendell Berry is good for that, too). To start, however, I would highly suggest doing an internet search for her poem "The Journey" right now. Do not wait! Do it now!!! Enjoy . . .

love from the Midwest,

Cushings 08-09-2013 02:17 AM

Originally Posted by SandraHelton
Beautiful pic Di. Seeing animals happy is the greatest joy.

Happy animals always make makes me feel good, Sandra.


patswife 08-09-2013 07:15 PM

Steph, Just googled Mary Oliver's poem The Journey. Loved it!! Will be reading more of her work as soon as possible. Seems to be something we can all relate to. Thanks for the recommendation!

Cher O 08-09-2013 07:29 PM

I googled "The Journey" and found a site with more of Mary Oliver's work and poems by Rumi and others. It is a small gem. It is easy to find so I won't post a link, but thanks for introducing me to MO. She is a Pulitzer Prize winner. I should have known about her already. Thanks for correcting this oversight. Love, C.

Quote of the Day:
"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Another quote:
You are a unique expression of everything in existence, and you shine with the beauty of a million stars.

ShirleyMac 08-12-2013 07:25 PM

Happy fur people always make me happy, too. I'm celebrating Terry's recovery and Buddy's understanding.

Loa 08-17-2013 07:43 PM

Maria von Trapp has it all covered for me :) I used too watch this film every single day when I was a child ... and this song still works for me.


Norma Rae 08-26-2013 10:15 AM

Happened upon the following Mary Oliver poem before meditation this morning. It reminded me of the song that we are all likely familiar with now that introduces each IE Radio show, which is certainly celebratory. The following Oliver poem is not only celebratory, but also pensive and contemplative of change in each and every moment of this precious transitory life:
"Last Days" by Mary Oliver

Things are changing, things are starting to Spin, snap, fly off into

the blue sleeve of the long afternoon. Oh and ooh

come whistling out of the perished mouth

of the grass, as things boil back

into substance and hue, As everything

forgetting its own enchantment, whispers

I too love oblivion, why not, it is full

of second chances. NOW,

hiss the bright curls of the leaves. NOW!

booms the muscle of the wind."


Namaste from the Midwest,


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