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Calm Thoughts, Relax Here

Where we relaxed at the home place, counting cars on a Saturday night, swinging on the porch and eating watermelon!

PorchSwing

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Sunset, Chincoteague Island, VA

Sunset, Chincoteague Island, VA

Be grateful for calm skies . . .

Forever is composed of nows.
(# 690)

 Emily Dickinson

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I’m going to enjoy every second, and I’m going to know I’m enjoying it while I’m enjoying it. Most people don’t live; they just race. They are trying to reach some goal far away on the horizon, and in the heat of the going they get so breathless and panting that they lost sight of the beautiful, tranquil country they are passing through; and then the first thing they know, they are old and worn out, and it doesn’t make any difference whether they’ve reach the goal or not.

Jean Webster, quoted in GoodReads

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It’s bed time, don’t over do the studying business – take time to live.

Excerpt: Letter from Grandma Fannie Longenecker to me at college, dated May 10, 1962

 

Art and Love

The truly great artist has the eyes of a child and the vision of a sage.  Pablo Casals, cellist

 

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning for life and art. It is the color of Love.

Marc Chagall

Chagall’s stained glass windows are displayed in Fraümunster Church in Zurich, Switzerland. His images often seem to tumble, but always stay airborne. Floaty and flexible.

Floaty and flexible. Try that feeling on for size right now . . .

Tnachari – Google Images

Tnachari – Google Images

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Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.

Robert Heinlein in Goodreads

Cliff Beaman photo

Cliff Beaman photo

 

We love words. Here’s where to share a relaxing thought, a quote, a suggestion.

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