Just live

“Dear God,” she prayed, “let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry…have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere – be deceitful. Let…

Sunshine

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow. “~Helen Keller

Nature of miraculous

…when you are convinced that all the exits are blocked, either you take to believing in miracles or you stand still like the hummingbird. The miracle is that the honey is always there, right under your nose, only you were too busy searching elsewhere to realize it. The worst is not death but being blind,…

Rio Grande Gorge, NM

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.” ~ Ansel Adams

Do Not Despair

When you find yourself cocooned in isolation and despair And cannot find your way out of the darkness, remember that This is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings.

Wander in Simplicity

“Let your mind wander in simplicity, blend your spirit with the vastness, follow along with things the way they are, and make no room for personal views – then the world will be governed.” ― Zhuangzi

Ending a chapter

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~ Steve Maraboli Ending a chapter, starting a new…    

Tent Rocks, NM

“Vision connects you. But it also separates you. In my work, and my life, I feel a desire to merge. Not in terms of losing my own identity… but there’s a feeling that life is interconnected, that there’s life in stones and rocks and trees and dirt, like there is in us.” ~ Bill Viola

Dandelion

“Simple and fresh and fair from winter’s close emerging, As if no artifice of fashion, business, politics, had ever been, Forth from its sunny nook of shelter’d grass–innocent, golden, calm as the dawn, The spring’s first dandelion shows its trustful face.” Source: “Leaves of Grass,” by Walt Whitman

Autism and holidays

Having an autistic child can make holidays, like July 4th, difficult. Decisions like, should we go to a firework event are always questionable – having four children, one being autistic, you want to be fair to all of them. Our youngest daughter was diagnosed with PDD-NOS in 2003 and has since been changed to Autism….

Ghost Ranch, NM

Ghost Ranch is a 21,000-acre retreat and education center located close to the village of Abiquiú in Rio Arriba County in north central New Mexico, United States. Over 300 classes are offered each year in this beautiful setting. 200 million years ago Ghost Ranch and the American Southwest were located close to the equator, and had…

High Falls State Park, GA

“The destruction of the natural beauty, the ecosystems, and the majesty of mountains affect us in ways we’re not even aware of. Every time a mountain is beheaded, we chop off a little part of our souls.” ~ Gloria Reuben