Category Archives: Nature

Food for a Rambling Fancy

“One cannot fix one’s eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.” ~Jane Austen I grew up in Texas so I did not grow up with a familiarity with snow. Living further north now for … Continue reading

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Hold Your Center

What is the purpose of meditation? It is to create a space between stimulus and response. It is to enable me to sit amidst the swirling waters of change and upheaval… …and hold my center. (© Karen Opp. All rights … Continue reading

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Perspective

I watched the Robin Williams film “Dead Poets Society” for the first time this week. One of my favorite moments was when Mr. Keating climbed up on his desk to demonstrate the power of perspective to his students. “I stand … Continue reading

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Fairy Dust

Fairy dust. Sometimes you have to look really, really close to see it… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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The Magic of Beauty

The Delmar Divide. One street in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, that serves as a symbol of the gulf between rich and poor, ostentatious affluence and abject poverty. South of Delmar there are mansions, gates and restricted access measures … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Value

Question, and not necessarily a rhetorical one: Does anything have intrinsic value? Does anyone? Or is value something assigned? Bestowed upon by another? Is value the product of a relationship of some sort? Take this dead leaf, for instance. If … Continue reading

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The Magic Lingers

For me, an important part of “re-enchanting” my life is reconnecting with what is. If I try to make changes without being clear about what is, I could get rid of something wonderful. I could even do harm. A big … Continue reading

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Summer Surprises

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change…” ~  the Buddha ~ (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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What Is Memory?

“No man ever steps foot twice in the same river for it is never the same river and he is never the same man.” What is memory? Is it possible to truly “re-experience” something? Or do we “re-visit” experience, always … Continue reading

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Structure, Space and Magic All Around Us

It’s interesting how the Universe can echo my own thoughts back to me. Over the weekend, as I worked on some edits for this website, I wrote that one thing my journey through life had taught me was that there … Continue reading

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