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The Arrow and the Song - Longfellow
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.
I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;

And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
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If someone shows you who they are,
believe them.
Maya Angelou

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 Compassion, ethics, science, and nature.
Live, love, laugh, play, rejoice, celebrate.
Explore, discover, question, dare, understand, wonder, reflect.
Create, care, conserve, nurture. Share, help, hug, heal, inspire.

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There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and (will) be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a strange, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
Martha Grahm to Agnes DeMille

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I hear a voice you cannot hear,
which says I must not stay;
I see a hand you cannot see,
which beckons me away.
Thomas Tickell 
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"I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life." Eleanor Roosevelt
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Life may not be the party we asked for,


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Loss And Gain

When I compare
What I have lost with what I have gained,
What I have missed with what attained,
Little room do I find for pride.

I am aware
How many days have been idly spent;
How like an arrow the good intent
Has fallen short or been turned aside.

But who shall dare
To measure loss and gain in this wise?
Defeat may be victory in disguise;
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of
attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important
than facts. It is more important than the past, the
education, the money, than circumstances, than
failure, than successes, than what other people
think or say or do. It is more important than
appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or
break a company... a

church... a home. The
remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that
day. We cannot change our past... we cannot
change the fact that people will act in a certain
way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only
thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is
10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react
to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of
our Attitudes.

C. R. Swindoll

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Romance is the glamour which turns
the dust of everyday life into a golden
haze. Elynor Glyn

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"Each friend represents a
world in us, a world possibly
not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting
that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin

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Our actions throughout the day seek to imitate
nature by having a purpose. Kindness is like
the rising of the sun that sheds new light on
matters, and compassion is like the rain that
washes away the old and nurtures new life.
M. Heninger


Some TV shows I like


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Big Bang Theory,  NCIS,  Bones,  Agatha Christie's Poirot & Miss Marple, Murdoch Mysteries,  Modern Family, Grimm, Midsomer Murders. I also like a lot of the BBC programs and just about anything on the Travel Channel.


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I love to read mysteries. Especially books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child:
Riptide, The Ice Limit, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, Brimstone, Book of the Dead, and Dance of Death.
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I've often heard of books that you couldn't put down, but never really found one until I read The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. It takes place in the late 1800's and it is the story of Dr. H.H. Holmes, a serial killer in Chicago. While he was luring unsuspecting victims to their deaths, just a short distance away was the construction of the second World's Fair. As interesting as the story of this serial killer is, the story about the World's Fair (White City) was surprisingly captivating. 

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is a novel about an aging famous author
who's life is about to end. She has written twelve best sellers, all based on events
of her life. These stories were part truth and part fiction. But, now at the end of her
life, she wants to tell the thirteenth tale. Only this one will be the truth about her life.
A life books of fiction are made of, but a life she had to keep secret.

This was an excellent story. It held my interest and caused me to look forward to
picking this book up again and learning more about Vida's history. A life story so
hard to believe, and yet you know stories like this may have happened to many.
I would most certainly recommend it.


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Feelings are everywhere -- be gentle.
J. Masai


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Words Engraved

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Carja has 473 great friends


Gift of Gab

..And the song from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.

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    way2go-many-thanks-!!--We're in Spring where Iam am----tray beautiful
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    Reply from Carja:

    Lucky you. We're headed for a bad winter again. I may have to run away from home. lol

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