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See the Beauty: Empathy - Leakey, Texas

See the Beauty: Empathy

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. . .until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” ― Harper Lee   Empathy. Why do you run from me? Why do I hide from you? Why do we seldom find each other? My […]

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See the Beauty: Solitude - Leakey, Texas

See the Beauty: Solitude

“Solitude produces originality, bold and astonishing beauty, poetry.” ― Thomas Mann A haiku about being the last lone survivor in a crowded room filled with others calling out for attention. . . . One by one they left Until only she remained Alone with her thoughts . . .  

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See the Beauty: Sun - Lake Dillon, Colorado

See the Beauty: Sun

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” ― Helen Keller   Summer Solstice — the moment the Northern Hemisphere tilts closest to the sun — arrived this past week, marking the official start of summer. Each year, I’ve eagerly awaited the return of the longest […]

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See the Beauty: Conversations - Studebaker - Avanti - South Bend, Indiana

See the Beauty: Memories

“Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.” ― Oscar Wilde   Avanti (ä-ˈvän-tē). An Italian adverb, meaning “Forward!” It’s also the name of a luxury coupe automobile that Studebaker Corporation manufactured from 1962-1963 in my hometown of South Bend, Indiana. But before I go forward too quickly, I first […]

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See the Beauty: Conversations - Colorado Springs

See the Beauty: Conversations

“The rocks are beyond slow, beyond strong, and yet, yielding to a soft, green breath as powerful as a glacier, the mosses wearing away their surfaces grain by grain, bringing them slowly back to sand. There is an ancient conversation going on between mosses and rocks, poetry to be sure. […]

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See the Beauty: Pixelated - Taos, New Mexico

See the Beauty: Pixels

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” ― Edgar Allan Poe     When viewed from a distance, a photo appears continuous — one unbroken capture with fully-blended colors, lights and shadows. But look closely. Closer still. You see that a photograph actually consists of many small squares. […]

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See the Beauty: Soak - Colorado Springs

See the Beauty: Soak

“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” ― Hermann Hesse, “Siddhartha”   My life, much like the landscape around me, seems very parched at the moment. Dry. Dusty. Desolate. […]

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