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Goodbye 2017 (and thank you); Welcome 2018!

As 2017 comes to a close at midnight, my heart is full with memories.  I know more with each passing day that the sweetness is in awareness. Awareness of all of the magic, majesty and wonder all around, in every single second.  In the trees, the wild ones, the big night sky, the wind, every snow flake, the fragrance of pine, my dog’s intent gaze, the eyes of a stranger, the touch of my beloved…  The moments of wonder stitch together in a tapestry of hours, days,  weeks, and thus this year was made.   Moments of awareness, of being here now, slowly weave together our lives.  There is so very much to treasure, absorb, experience, and be with. How beautiful.

It leaves me breathless for all that 2018 may bring…  It is a precious thing to be alive in this world.

So…goodbye 2017 and thank you!

And to 2018, sending heartfelt wishes for all of us to write on our hearts, pause in the silence of the forest, visit the area of the soul where words don’t penetrate, be peaceful and wild, and Love, Love, Love, in the wondrous moments that will create our new year!

“Write it on your heart… that every day is the best day of the year.”

-R. W. Emerson

“Pausing to experience the silence of the forest during winter months is a gift of presence.”

-Andrea Fereshteh

“Some events are in the area of the soul where words cannot penetrate.”

-Neil Cassady

“There is peaceful. There is wild. I am both at the same time.”

-Nayyirah Waheed

“What is done in love is done well.”

-Vincent Van Gogh

Through the Eyes of a Child

On this day that we celebrate Fathers (and those that Father the land, the four legged, all children and adults who need it), we acknowledge that to do this well, renewal of the awe and wonder of each experience, as if seen for the first time, helps immeasurably in the communion and understanding of the little ones.

Seven days with a one and a half year old renews and teaches again this moment to moment seeing with eyes that see wonder!  This is  a joyful, revelation inducing, wisdom centered existence of be-ing in this world.  May we all remember to see through the eyes of a child…

Liam PointingLiam with Rock


“To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature.  Most persons do not see the sun.  At least they have a very superficial seeing.  The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.  The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each otheTiny Blue Flowerr; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.”

  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson



The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.”

  ~Mencius, Book IV

Liam Looking at Owl


It is a happy talent to know how to play.”

  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Liam in Yellow Jacket, Lake McDonald



Wednesday’s Wonders – A Day in Spring

“Write it in your heart that every day is the best day of the year.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Deer Munching Grass

 “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bird in White Flowered Tree

“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.”

-Betty Smith

White Buds, Blue Sky, Clouds