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A Fish Cannot Drown In Water

 

“A fish cannot drown in water,
A bird does not fall in air.
In the fire of its making,
Gold doesn’t varnish:
The fire brightens.
Each creature God made
Must live in its own true nature;
How could I resist my nature,
That lives for oneness with God?”

—Mechtild of Magdeburg
from “Women in Praise of the Sacred”, edited by Jane Hirshfield, p. 87

 
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Forgiving Yourself

 

When I saw this white feather, it seemed like another one of those Divine hooks and messages that I should pay attention to, a letter from God. Its whiteness, luminosity, and gentle fluttering made me see it as a  peace flag. Later I thought of a quote by Amma in Awaken Children! Vol IX, pp 106-107, © MA Center:

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God Star Light

 

This is my first post on Flickr, a photo-sharing website. My friend, Christine, had told me about it when I bought my first digital camera in 2008. At first, I joined it so that I could look at my friend’s photos and share mine with her. Then I noticed when I added tags to my photo, other people found me. I hadn’t been social on the web until then. Until my children were older, I had not used my computer much since my previous life as an engineer. When I stopped working outside the home, the world wide web and internet were not widely used. When I resumed being on a computer, I kind of felt like Rip Van Winkle who had been asleep for a long time, and when he awoke found the world a much different place. So, slowly, I am trying to catch up with the world’s technological advances.

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Start Where You Are

 

Several years after my husband died in 2003, I decided to take some classes at the local community college for enrichment. One of them was a printmaking class. Until then I had not practiced much drawing beyond kindergarten. My kindergarten teacher had worried about my immature  scribbles. I let this teacher discourage me for most of my life.

I came across this quote by Arthur Ashe:

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

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