Articles by: Joe Dudeck

See the Beauty: Dreams III

See the Beauty: Dreams III

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson . . . . . . Everything takes place far below the equator for this edition of my “bokeh list.” Here are my next three dream adventures: Cage […]

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See the Beauty: Return

See the Beauty: Return

“It felt odd and poetic and encouraging coming back after so many years, a shape imposing itself on life again after chaos.” ― Graham Greene . . . . . . Sometimes in life we get a chance to return to places that hold powerful spaces in our memories. This […]

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See the Beauty: Tears

See the Beauty: Tears

“I end up crying over beautiful things. Because they’re beautiful, despite the grief of the world. And my experience with grief in my life has made me long for beauty, in ways that I’m not even aware of.” ― Stephen Colbert . . . . . . It took me […]

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See the Beauty: Change

See the Beauty: Change

“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” ― Leo Tolstoy . . . . . . This fall — surrounded by strokes of greens, oranges, yellows, and reds — I’ve been reminded by this spectrum of the season that change is certain, and that I, too, am ever evolving. I’m […]

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See the Beauty: Pursuit

See the Beauty: Pursuit

“It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.” ― Antoine Rivarol . . . . . . This week, I watched a documentary called The Alpinist about Marc-Andre Leclerc, a world-renowned rock climber and alpinist. In just a few years of climbing, he had soloed (i.e., […]

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See the Beauty: Weeds

See the Beauty: Weeds

“A weed is but an unloved flower.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox . . . . . . A few weeks ago, I spent several hours on my hands and knees pulling weeds out of my yard. After an extremely dry previous summer and fall, only weeds sprang up this year […]

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See the Beauty: Now

See the Beauty: Now

“How can we comprehend a morning on which thousands of people, unknowing, woke up…looked at themselves in the mirror for the last time…and got dressed to die.” ― Martha Teichner . . . . . . I wrote this post eight years ago, but felt today was the right time […]

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See the Beauty: Horizon

See the Beauty: Horizon

“The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.” ― Maya Angelou . . . . . . Beginnings and endings take place on the horizon. And this coming Tuesday, I’ll be stepping into a new horizon. After 10 years of owning and operating my Keyhole […]

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See the Beauty: Color

See the Beauty: Color

“Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.” ― Khalil Gibran . . . . . . Years ago at a concert, I heard about a phenomenon called chromesthesia where sounds — like music — elicit a visual experience […]

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See the Beauty: Love

See the Beauty: Love

“To love at all is to be vulnerable.” ― C.S. Lewis . . . . . . I wrote the following journal entry two years ago after the recommendation of both my business coach and therapist. I share it now as a celebration for how transforming the words have been in […]

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