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365, Day 117: Torn

Most of the time I feel torn between commitments, between things I think I should be doing and things I might want to do. Or, more often, torn between the plurality of things I think I should be doing. There … Continue reading

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365, Day 105: Breathe

I wrote in my last post, “I realize that I have to find a different, less “violent” way to learn and live”. Living without moderation, chronically pushing oneself over the brink of exhaustion, does damage. It harms. It injures. And … Continue reading

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365, Day 104: Theme & Variation

Another visitation of the windbreak & hedgerow theme, this painted late last night after I got in from work, school & errands and after I’d *not* studied as I wanted but had instead tended to a task that *needed* doing. … Continue reading

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365, Day 102: Moderation

It occurred to me yet again, as I found myself in the midst of my first contra dance weekend, that I do not do moderation well. “Pacing” is a concept that I am only barely intellectually familiar with. To me, … Continue reading

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365, Day 100: Aurora

Again, the Moon. Today she is dancing with Aurora, the Goddess of the Dawn. Changes the mood, don’t you think? (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 91: We Enter in the Middle

While I was out running errands this afternoon a friend and I were messaging back and forth about the storms popping up in the area. He described the clouds as “beautiful, dark, angry and deep” and my reaction was, “Yes!!” … Continue reading

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365, Day 90: Developing a Taste for the Subtle

The image of foggy landscapes has been strong for me today. Perhaps it’s because I slept horribly last night and my brain just feels foggy and disconnected from my body. I love looking at foggy landscapes, love the way the … Continue reading

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365, Day 87: Anam Cara

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but … Continue reading

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365, Day 78: Shadows

Shadows of the past lie in unlikely corners. Ephemeral, darkly gossamer, the weave around my soul binding, restricting, slowly cutting into my being as I grow around them like a tree growing around a barbed wire fence. Healing is not … Continue reading

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365, Day 68: Waterfalls

It occurred to me again this morning that I have not been able to sing since the near drowning in September of 2014. I also found myself possessed by the need to paint a waterfall. Initially there was a bridge … Continue reading

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