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HermitessThu Nov-18-04 02:29 AM
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Interesting thought here. I think as we get older, we get more reflective and look move deeply within. My best moments are alone. I know that as I've gotten older, I've had to become more selective with friends, with what I do, how I spend my time and what I want with life.
I live in the country surrounded by hills, woods and farms. My joy each morning is to sit in the dining room and look out across fields, stream and farms and reflect on the nature and undisturbed beauty I see. This insulates me from the harshness of the world. I've intentionally let go of many things and people. A conscious choice. And this is not to say that I don't nurture friendships and family. To the contrary. But I do think we start to let some people vanish in our life. I have come to relish my aloneness and the time to rummage in places I have long set aside.
I just finished a book by Karen Armstrong, "The Spiral Staircase." I think I like her definition of spirituality. The grace with which one handles the practice of life. In short....how I treat you. The everyday acts of care and respect. Differences there will always be. The art is, can be walk away smiling and live without fear and worry.
Several months ago as I was writing, movement caught my eye. A doe was trying to cajole a faun to cross the stream. Everytime the doe got her little one to step into the stream, she'd turn and prance out. This went on for two hours. I remember feeling so content with life. It was one of those moments that registers with the soul. And then I thought about the Iraqi women suffering the loss of pain and death. Certainly a retorical question, but how could one woman feel such joy and contentment while another feels nothing but grief and pain. All because of differences and not understanding one another. Mary

  

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Vanishing [View all] , Toby, Thu Aug-12-04 05:56 AM
  RE: Vanishing, Toby, Aug 12th 2004, #1
RE: Vanishing, dbelt, Aug 26th 2004, #2
RE: Vanishing, PThompson, Aug 26th 2004, #3
RE: Vanishing, Toby, Sep 03rd 2004, #4
RE: Vanishing, janns411, Nov 15th 2004, #5
RE: Vanishing, patrickj, Nov 16th 2004, #6
RE: Vanishing, Toby, Nov 16th 2004, #7
RE: Vanishing, jean, Nov 18th 2004, #8
RE: Vanishing, Toby, Nov 21st 2004, #11
RE: Vanishing, Hermitess, Nov 18th 2004 #9
RE: Vanishing, patrickj, Nov 19th 2004, #10
RE: Vanishing, Una, Nov 23rd 2004, #12
RE: Vanishing, Toby, Nov 24th 2004, #13
      RE: Vanishing, Una, Nov 27th 2004, #14
           RE: Vanishing, Toby, Nov 27th 2004, #15
                RE: Vanishing, Lara, Nov 30th 2004, #16
                     RE: Vanishing, patrickj, Dec 01st 2004, #17
                          RE: Vanishing, jean, Dec 02nd 2004, #18
                               RE: Vanishing, jean, Dec 02nd 2004, #19
                                    RE: Vanishing, Toby, Jan 04th 2005, #20
RE: Vanishing, Sheila, Apr 07th 2005, #21
RE: Vanishing, Toby, Apr 09th 2005, #22
      RE: Vanishing, Sheila, Apr 09th 2005, #23
           RE: Vanishing, Toby, Apr 10th 2005, #24
                RE: Vanishing, Sheila, Apr 10th 2005, #25
                     RE: Vanishing, Toby, Apr 11th 2005, #26
                          RE: Vanishing, Sheila, Apr 11th 2005, #27

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