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the hand that does not grasp

The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.  -John Berry   * I took this photo in San Agustinillo in the morning light with the zoom maxed out on my little Canon powershot. A lucky catch! … Continue reading

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a unique role to fill

Everyone has a unique role to fill in the world. Everyone, including and perhaps especially you, is indispensable. -Nathaniel Hawthorne   * I took this photo in my backyard in Iowa of a common sparrow guarding a house from a … Continue reading

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free to soar

We attain freedom as we let go of whatever does not reflect our magnificence. A bird cannot fly high or far with a stone tied to its back. But release the impediment, and we are free to soar to unprecedented heights. –Alan Cohen … Continue reading

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the capacity for delight

The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention. -Julie Cameron   * I took this photo in Doolin, County Clare, Ireland at sunset. What you can’t see is this bird’s view of the sunset over the sea.

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