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Monday, December 26, 2011

Reading Day

Though I had many things to do today, reading seemed the best option. I've been savoring Kevin Kling's autobiographical pieces in The Dog Says How and alternately laugh and cry as I ponder his insights into humanity. I have loved best two things:
* From "Perception" - Perception, deception, refraction, distraction. We see it when we believe it. We are all so worried about being deceived. Take a day off. Stand in front of a mirror and have your loved one tell you how great you look. Believe me, you look hot.
* From "Racing Toward Solace" - I believe each of us is drawn to a geography whether it's mountains, the desert, or an ocean. There lives in a particular nature that which provides us solace but also awakens our muse.
What brings you solace? For me, it is home or the mountains.

4 comments:

  1. Walking in the woods brings me solace - any time of the year. Trees are beautiful.

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  2. Breathing in the hushed silence at night after a new snowfall brings me deep peace and solace. This season I found solace at night on the Mendocino coast, where the stars swooped all the way down to meet the ocean on the horizon. I don't think I ever saw that before.

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  3. your home (and its human and non-human denizens) brings me solace.

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  4. Your comments all make me want to add to my list. I guess many places bring me solace! Walking in the woods is a favorite thing to do. I love the idea of stars meeting the ocean, Laurie. Being in your home, Brattcat, brings me solace.

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