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" For spring, as our birds are coming back, by our favorite birder:
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Growing up, hearing nothing of Belgium's part in the history of Africa, I assumed it was a "good guy" colonial power. I wish I had known the truth. I wish, also, that I didn't know these gruesome and horrific histories from many cultures. There is no ...more
The Splendour of the Tree by Andrea Jones
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The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel
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Ray Bradbury
“Sunsets are loved because they vanish.

Flowers are loved because they go.

The dogs of the field and the cats of the kitchen are loved because soon they must depart.

These are not the sole reasons, but at the heart of morning welcomes and afternoon laughters is the promise of farewell. In the gray muzzle of an old dog we see goodbye. In the tired face of an old friend we read long journeys beyond returns.”
Ray Bradbury, From the Dust Returned

Cynthia Lord
“Stay because you want to be here. Stay because we would miss you. And stay because you can belong in more than one place, and one of your places is with us.”
Cynthia Lord, Touch Blue

“I had always thought that life was the actual thing, the natural thing, and that death was simply the end of living. Now, in this lifeless place, I saw with a terrible clarity that death was the constant, death was the base, and life was only a short, frgile dream. I was dead already. I had been born death, and what I thought was my life was just a game death let me play as it waited to take me. . .

Death has an opposite, but the opposite is not mere living. It is not courage or faith or human will. The opposite of death is love. How had I missed that? How does anyone miss that? Love is our only weapon. Only love can turn mere life into a miracle, and draw precious meaning from suffering and fear. For a brief, magical moment, all my fears lifted, and I knew that I would not let death control me. I would walk through the godforsaken country that separated me from my home with love and hope in my heart. I wouuld walk until I had walked all the life out of me, and when I fell I would die that much closer to my father.”
Nando Parrado, Miracle in the Andes

Charles Darwin
“July 24th, 1833.—The Beagle sailed from Maldonado, and on August the 3rd she arrived off the mouth of the Rio Negro.”
Charles Darwin, A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World: The Voyage of the Beagle

Frederick Buechner
“Listen to your life. Listen to what happens to you because it is through what happens to you that God speaks . . . It's in language that's not always easy to decipher, but it's there, powerfully, memorably, unforgettably.”
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