Side by side

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Doors that are similar but different standing side-by-side. Together they stand strong with their paint bright and bold. Complementing one another.

No two doors are the same as is true with humans. I am not always comfortable with someone different than myself. Yet I realize our differences joined together become our strengths.

May we rise above any the discomfort and fear of our differences. May we learn to join together bright and bold.


(photo by Declan O’Dohtrey, Twin Doors – Dublin)

Door of transition 


Door of the day… (Pinterest- boredart.com)

from one transition to another. it takes a flexibility that can sometimes push the limit. be gentle with yourself as you move through these transitions. you are not alone. we all face unexpected and challenging doorways – even when they are beautiful. remember to breath.

Bigging it up

The smallest of things… (thank you, David Kanigan)

Live & Learn

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The Pantheon of Smallness was a way of thinking about smallness differently. Sometimes we make small things, sometimes there are small bird songs, but it can have an enormous impact. Sometimes you have to whisper to be heard. Our culture is very much one of “bigging it up,” always upping the noise level in order to produce a louder signal. What you see in the bird world is sometimes that the smallest tweet can actually pierce through the cacophony in a different way. That became a metaphor for thinking about art. Emily Dickinson did quite miniature work that had a very profound, almost epic, impact, culturally speaking.

~ Kyo Maclear, from How a stressed woman found solace through looking at birds (Macleans, January 22, 2017)

Find Kyo Maclear’s new book on Amazon: Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation


Photo: Thank you Sawsan @ Last Tambourine

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Monday’s door

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Door of the day… (Pinterest)

It is Monday. As you move into the new week may you find beauty in the detail. Routine has many portals – not all are doorways. Be curious to find something new in each portal.

Sunday’s door


For over a year I have posted doors on my Facebook page – a different door each day. That’s 365+. Each has offered a way for the viewer to reflect.

Such as this…

Door of the day… (Cyprus entrance Kykkos monastery -Pinterest) A peaceful entrance into sacred space- may we find our own entrance into a place of peace. Our concerns are always near – let us take this time to renew our faith and commitment to compassion and justice.

Be kind…


Life is so hard, how can we be anything but kind?
JACK KORNFIELD

 


The Network for Grateful Living– Facebook page

It’s been a long day

Yes – all of this helps!! Thank you, David!

Live & Learn

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