The Story of Each Stone

The story of each stone

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quqotes by W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin: To Plant a Tree

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poems by W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin

All quotes by W.S. Merwin

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Do Not Fear Mistakes

miles davis

“I know what the power of silence is. When I used to play in clubs, everybody was loud; there was a lot of noise. So I would take my mute off the microphone, and I would play something so soft that you could hardly hear it.”

“It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.”

“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.”

“Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherf*cker who plays it is 80 percent.”

“Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.”

“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.”

All quotes by Miles Davis

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The Generosity of Morgan Harper Nichols

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From the Instagram account of @morganharpernichols

Morgan Harper Nichols

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The Words of Yung Pueblo

Yung Pueblo

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young pueblo poem

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See more of Yung Pueblo’s work on Instagram: @yung_pueblo

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I’ve Pet That Dog

I had to share it. The photos and captions below are from Gideon’s “I’ve Pet That Dog!” account on Instagram. You can find him on Twitter too (with over 206,000 followers). He’s 10 years old. I’m jealous.

oscar - ive pet that dog

“I pet Oscar. He is a 5 year old Maltichon. Oscar gets frustrated when he doesn’t get attention, so he plops down on the laptop. He likes to give kisses. Oscar goes to doggy daycare to get out his energy and play. Oscar’s caregiver says he is the friendliest dog she has ever met.‬”

adopt dont shop

“I pet Roxy and Miya. Roxy, on the left, is 6 and Miya, on the right, is 10 months old. Roxy was adopted from the Humane Society. She was one of the dogs who had been there the longest. Her caregivers were told she would never like other dogs. Now she and Miya are best friends.‬ Miya is an adventurous dog. She and Roxy have hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Miya once jumped into a fast moving creek. Her caregiver had to run downstream and jump into the creek to rescue her. He said the water was so cold, he couldn’t feel his legs.”

cooper - ive pet that dog

“I pet Cooper. He is a 7 year old Lab and is littermates with Dutch. Cooper is a busybody. He wants to see what everyone is doing and be a part of it. He loves to chew on bones. Cooper also likes to protect his yard by chasing out the rabbits and deer.”

adopt a rescue

“I pet Millie. She is a 6 year old dog who was rescued in KY. She was brought north for adoption by @mobilemuttsrescue. Millie was pregnant and gave birth in her foster home before her caregiver adopted her. Millie has a maternal instinct and is very good with her family’s 3 year old.”

zoe - i pet this dog

“I pet Zoe. She is a 12 year old Yorkie. She is playful and loves kids. Zoe is very daring. She will chase rabbits, even though they are bigger than she is. She will even chase much larger dogs. Zoe likes to ride on her caregiver’s shoulder, like a parrot.”

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“I pet Huxley. He is a 2 year old pound special. He is a mix of many breeds. He is a laid-back, happy dog. His caregiver teaches at a university and often brings Huxley to class. Huxley seems to know when students are stressed and goes to them so they can pet him.”

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The Golden Opportunity

seize the day

“Do not waste time dreaming of great faraway opportunities; do the best you can where you are. Open your petals of power and beauty and fling out the fragrance of your life in the place that has been assigned to you.”

“There is inestimable blessing in a cheerful spirit. When the soul throws its windows wide open, letting in the sunshine, and presenting to all who see it the evidence of its gladness, it is not only happy, but it has an unspeakable power of doing good.”

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.”

“A will finds a way.”

“Enthusiasm will steady the heart and strengthen the will; it will give force to the thought and nerve to the hand until what was only a possibility becomes a reality.”

“Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.”

“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”

“Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.”

“We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.”

All quotes by Orison Swett Marden

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Ann & Jane Plant Perfection!

Jane Ann Esselstyn

I can’t get enough of these two! Cooking shows really aren’t my favorite thing to watch, but I’ll watch Ann & Jane Esselstyn any time of day. They make me laugh, plus they eat pretty close to the foods I prefer. And I just love that they are down to earth and keep all ‘mistakes’ in their show.

See who wins the oatmeal battle…

Jane tells Ann to eat out of the compost bin!

This looks like something I would make…

Typical bickering from them that I love!

Lots of fun facts in this one…

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