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Merry and mellow

Sing apples and peaches and pears! Sing orange and scarlet and yellow! Sing green turned to glory To tell us the story That autumn is merry and mellow! –Alice Henderson We’re wishing you some mellow-ness this week!

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Look into nature

I am feeling anxious about the elections and the pandemic, but I always feel more peaceful after my morning walk—especially when the weather turns cooler and the leaves turn yellow and orange and red. As Albert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” –Joy

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Flowers in the morning

I still enjoy my early morning walks, and I am leaving my house even earlier now that it’s warmer in Dallas. It is good to be outside and see the flowers and the trees and the sky. As Van Gogh said, “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” –Joy ”

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Notice the beauty

Now is a good time to notice all of the beauty around you. The trees and flowers, the blue sky, the moon and stars at night. As the artist Nam June Paik once said, “Open your window and count the stars.”

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Be filled with light

My son Jay and his fiancée Rachel canceled their May wedding—and just got married on March 28. It seemed a wise decision then, and now we know it was a wise decision. We are happy for them, and we like Rachel, who sent me a poem by one of my favorite poets one day recently. […]

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“In cocoons, a hidden promise”

Now when I go for my early morning walk, I can wear my shorts and a light jacket. No coat or long pants! And, when I open my front door, I see green grass and green trees—and flowers. Sunny days bring hope, and I am reminded of a hymn—”The Hymn of Promise.” In the bulb […]

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A gloomy day

I woke up Sunday feeling gloomy. The gloom surrounded me as I faced another day of stay-in-place during this coronavirus crisis. The gloom lingered until I took my afternoon walk and saw a friendly neighbor and some spring flowers starting to bloom. “Where flowers bloom so does hope,” Lady Bird Johnson once said. –Joy

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Look with intensity

“There is everything left to explore. We just need to look with the right intensity and depth,” says artist Mark Dion, whose collections are featured in an exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort  Worth.

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Remember the stars

It’s December! Don’t get so busy that you forget to be thankful for the simple things. “Open the window and count the stars,” Nam June Paik once said.

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All good things

“All good things are wild and free,” Thoreau once said.

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