28 February 2009

Paul Harvey ~ R.I.P.

Paul Harvey has passed away. His voice was one of my earliest memories. I would often hear his thought-provoking stories on the radio at my grandparents house or in the car. A wonderful resource of powerful storytelling has been silenced. But we are so much the better for having had him as long as we did.

Paul Harvey ~ Good Day.

25 February 2009

16 February 2009

14 February 2009

I do not resemble your other lovers, my lady
should another give you a cloud
I give you rain
Should he give you a lantern, I
will give you the moon
Should he give you a branch
I will give you the trees
And if another gives you a ship
I shall give you the journey.

Nizar Qabbani

12 February 2009

I too evolve...

I learned something today that I'd no idea before. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day. Of course, today is the bicentennial of that auspicious date in history. Both of these great thinkers were far ahead of their time in so many ways. What fascinating dinner companions these two would make.

Thank you Monkey Mind.

You know, I've never considered the theory of evolution to be any less miraculous than the creationist myths. Evolution does not discount or minimize the idea of God or even God itself as a thing or a person (~thanks John), in fact, it gives it more weight than ever. One just hopes that as we evolve we begin to do so more consciously, not so much out of a need for survival but in an unceasing effort to raise the level of consciousness in all living beings. Lest we become one of these:

Darwin Awards

An albino turtle born at the Biological Reserve of Abufari, and presented by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation in Tapaua, Amazonia, Brazil.

UK Telegraph Picture of the Day

I think it's beautiful.

Prayer for the Nation

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds... to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

~Abraham Lincoln

11 February 2009

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes
for love, joy and celebration. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover
and savor each moment as it passes; embrace all that life has to offer
and to celebrate the joy of every day. The hummingbird's delicate
grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every
personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest
creation. –Papyrus

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ~Hal Borland