“Paying attention attunes us to wonder. We look around us and are astonished at the complexity of a leaf, the gymnastics of a squirrel, the grandeur of an approaching thunderstorm. We notice a delicate, yet strong spiderweb glistening with dewdrops. We discover a maple tree in spring, dripping icicles of sweet sap, and we taste and take the very essence of tree inside of us.”

Pouring maple taffy onto a baking sheet coated with snow to cool it.
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“Later, we stand under the stars, marveling at the Milky Way galaxy, splattered like raindrops across the dark windshield of the universe.”

“Each discovery is another “cairn” that tells us we are moving in the right direction.”

Stacking rock cairns are placed by hikers as path markers as way-finders.
Image: Canva | Stacking rock cairns as path markers and way-finders.

“With these observations of “ordinary” wonder comes awe, swiftly followed by gratitude. Our perspective shifts. Our glass moves from half empty to half full.”

—Cindy Crosby, Chasing Dragonflies

Psychic Desert

Psychic Desert

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If you consider yourself a writer or a creator, there have probably been times when you forced yourself to create. I do, and I have.

Even though I am filling up my cup in terms of work, I want to keep finding the words to communicate what goes on in the depths of my being through my writing, which is different than work.

I imagine there are people who quietly beg me not to humiliate myself with my writing, but for every one of them, there is someone else who deliciously looks forward to it…

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The last 30 days were a whirlwind.

It was a lot of work and just a little play, but it felt invigorating. I did good work and it has motivated me to take on a new project.

This week, I’ll explore that, but I’m also making time to rest and to be quiet.

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