Postcard from Up North

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand: Rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~ Eleanora Duse (Blue sky, fall grass, and red barn in the…

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Postcard from Up North

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. ~Carl Jung (Red tugboat in the bay’s blue fog. Looking outside here, even in fog, leads one to the great inward journey.)

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Postcard from Up North

  People don’t notice whether it’s summer or winter when they’re happy. ~Anton Chekhov (We hate to see her go, but we’ll hold her close until next time.)

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Postcard from Up North

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming. ~ Goethe (Last light on Little Traverse Bay. Even in clouds, the bay is capable of great beauty. As are we.)

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Postcard from Up North

Each day asks this of us: that we live it. That we breathe while there is air to float upon. That we move while there is earth to hold us. That we not grieve our too crooked paths, That we not shirk from the beauty of being. ~Thomas Lloyd Squalls (Harbor Springs gardens are in…

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Postcard from Up North

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. ~ W.H. Murray (Someone dreamed of a different life. She began it: she moved north, planted lavender, and it grew. A story of genius, power, magic.)

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Postcard from Up North

I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein, in reference to the Theory of Relativity (The bikes of summer are everywhere Up North. They help a mind wander.)

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Postcard from Up North, circa 1976

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. — Joseph Campbell (A mother and her five children, at the marina in Harbor Springs. She has given each one of us the privilege of a lifetime: being who we are, and being hers.)

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