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Mar 21

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Mar 20

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Mar 19

We are not meant, in most cases, to lead separated lives…

We require, natural solitaries or not, the opportunity at times to take a companionable stroll through the deserts of our lives with others who walk the same path, in the hope that they can see the terrain for us with fresh eyes.

We need to reflect with others on the questions that plague us. We seek to discern with others who may be more wise than ourselves. We crave to know the opinions of those less involved than ourselves in the issues that face us, for fear our very proximity to them blinds us as much as it commits us…

Where we come from is a large part of who we are. It is the root of our identity, the place of our growing. It cannot simply be put down because it is not outside of us; it is inside of us — and always will be. Wrestling with the roots of us is part of human spiritual growth

” — ~Sister Joan Chittister (from Welcome to the Wisdom of the World)

Mar 18

Came across this powerful image today while looking for an image of thawing in springtime for Parker Palmer’s post. 

These are ice sculptures by Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo melting on the steps of Berlin’s Concert Hall at the Gendarmenmarkt.

The particular medium of melting ice seems to capture some of the essential fragility and vulnerability of being human that might otherwise be lost. 

Beautiful. 

(photo by John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Came across this powerful image today while looking for an image of thawing in springtime for Parker Palmer’s post.

These are ice sculptures by Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo melting on the steps of Berlin’s Concert Hall at the Gendarmenmarkt.

The particular medium of melting ice seems to capture some of the essential fragility and vulnerability of being human that might otherwise be lost. 

Beautiful. 

(photo by John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Mar 17

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Mar 16

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Mar 15

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Mar 14

"We are indebted to one another, and the debt is a kind of faith, a beautiful, difficult, strange faith. We believe each other into being."
~Jennifer Michael Hecht
(Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP/GettyImages)

"We are indebted to one another, and the debt is a kind of faith, a beautiful, difficult, strange faith. We believe each other into being."

~Jennifer Michael Hecht

(Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP/GettyImages)

Mar 13

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Even though Alaska and Hawaii are strangely absent, we get the point: Africa is one massive continent.
(via @historyinpics)

Even though Alaska and Hawaii are strangely absent, we get the point: Africa is one massive continent.

(via @historyinpics)

(Source: twitter.com)

Mar 12

Love this simple reminder today.

Photo by Thomas Leuthard

Love this simple reminder today.

Photo by Thomas Leuthard