joanna paterson

birds, flowers & landscapes, in words & pictures


Being Beautiful

Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists soley in the mind of the beheld ~ Martha Beck

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Quiet Miracles

Take time to see the quiet miracles that seek no attention – John O’ Donohue

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be soft

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

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that easy way

by listening with the same bowed head that sings draw all things into one song, join the sparrow on the lawn, and row that easy way, the rage without met by the wings within that guide you anywhere the wind blows ~ William Stafford

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On Gazing

The human eye adores gazing; it feasts on the wild beauty of new landscapes, the dignity of trees. The eye is always drawn to the shape of a thing. It finds some deep consolation and sense of home in special shapes. – John O’ Donohue

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