Archive for August, 2012

After a summer shower, raindrops hang suspended in a spider web

like persistent memories of the shower that had fallen.

Our own minds are full of these jewels; fluid, translucent, shifting and

temporary pieces of the past that can bedazzle us.


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These Russian Giant sunflowers lining a garden on the South Shore

of Nova Scotia, Canada mark the one-year anniversary of m1nute.

It’s been my pleasure interacting with readers during the past year and

I look forward to more. From this point on the posts will arrive

as inspiration strikes rather than on a schedule three times a week.

(For the curious – the photograph is a double-exposure with the second

image being a watercolour rendition of the original photograph.)


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A finger of tidal water points out the inevitable path of the ocean.

This sign will linger for a moment and then be gone.

Such symbols exist in our lives as well as in the natural world.

And most often, a voice from inside us calls out their existence;

unless our busy minds explain them away.

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Here is the past, the present and the future.

This is often the state of our minds: looking back, looking ahead,

looking around; trying to piece together a comprehension of our lives.

When these states of being can be brought together – with past and future

joining the present moment – a natural state of being can be achieved.

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Rings on her fingers and

bells on her toes.

She shall have music

wherever she goes.




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If you and your friends happen to like the shaded, shallow shoreline

of a freshwater lake, then by all means, gather there.

Go where you thrive, stay there for as long as it is good,

and then remember that place fondly.

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