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I'm addicted...to SPRING!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I am a lover of spring. Many of us have acknowledged lately that we feel ourselves coming alive out of our winter hibernation, feel the earth moving under our feet, feel life coursing through our veins.

Ah spring! How it caresses us back to life.

And...I guess you could say that I have in recent years become a Mary Oliver devotee...and here is just one of the many reasons why:



Look, it's spring. And last year's loose dust has turned
into this soft willingness. The wind-flowers have come
up trembling, slowly the brackens are up-lifting their
curvaceous and pale bodies. The thrushes have come
home, none less than filled with mystery, sorrow,
happiness, music, ambition.

And I am walking out into all of this with nowhere to
go and no task undertaken but to turn the pages of
this beautiful world over and over, in the world of my mind.

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Therefore, dark past,
I'm about to do it.
I'm about to forgive you
for everything.

~ Mary Oliver ~
from WHAT DO WE KNOW: Poems and Prose Poems


Oliver and beloved Percy

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I Ask Percy How I Should Live My Life

Love, love, love, says Percy.
And hurry as fast as you can
along the shining beach, or the rubble, or the dust.

Then, go to sleep.
Give up your body heat, your beating heart.
Then, trust.

~ Mary Oliver ~
from The Truro Bear and Other Adventures

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Mary Oliver's poetry is grounded in memories of Ohio and her adopted home of New England. Influenced by both Whitman and Thoreau, she is known for her clear and poignant observances of the natural world. Her poems are filled with imagery from her daily walks near her home in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Maxine Kumin calls Oliver "a patroller of wetlands in the same way that Thoreau was an inspector of snowstorms" and "an indefatigable guide to the natural world." Oliver has also been compared to Emily Dickinson, with whom she shares an affinity for solitude and interior monologues. Her poetry combines dark introspection with joyous release. Oliver is also known for her unadorned language and accessible themes.

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A "taste" of Dickenson:

Friday I tasted life.
It was a vast morsel.

A Circus passed the house --
still I feel the red in my mind though the drums are out.

The Lawn is full of south and the odors tangle,
and I hear today for the first time
the river in the tree.

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A lovely interview with Mary Oliver:
www.oprah.com/entertainment/Maria-Sh
river-Interviews-Poet-Mary-Oliver

Thanks, Vivian (SMASHY1) for sharing this with me!

  
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ROBINSNEWNEST 4/5/2011 9:10PM

    Thank you for sharing this... needed and found here on this day.

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FRANCESCANAZ 3/24/2011 11:36AM

    Gracias mi amiga. A mi me encantan todas las estaciones, pero la primavera es mi favorita! Huele magnifica! emoticon

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GREENCAT1 3/24/2011 11:02AM

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!




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JESPAH 3/24/2011 10:28AM

    Oh lovely.

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BRIGHTSPARK7 3/24/2011 1:20AM

    Beautiful to immerse myself in your blog, Mahalakshmi. I feel touched by the unfurling energies of Spring.
And I'm reminded of the wise life lessons from my dog, too.
Thank you,
Usha.

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CARRAND 3/23/2011 9:23PM

    Wonderful poetry. Thank you for sharing.

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DANCINGGARDENER 3/23/2011 9:15PM

    Love "the river in the tree"...
woosh, woosh
drip drip drip
mmmmmaple syrup

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Thank you for the introduction!

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WATERMELLEN 3/23/2011 6:02PM

    Thank you!! The O mag also has a very interesting piece about WS Merwin including a picture of him with HIS dog -- a chow named Peah!.

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GOANNA2 3/23/2011 5:13PM

    Love your blog and the beautiful
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PEACEFULONE 3/23/2011 4:03PM

    Love, love the poetry!

Now I have to know what is that in the photo. Perhaps a piece of a fern? Beautiful and amazing-what ever it is!

Thank you dear Maha for all your delicious blogs!
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EMRANA 3/23/2011 3:11PM

  We have snow here in southern Alberta ~ ick! ~ so I especially appreciated this!

My favorite is forgiving the dark past for everything. That is truly poignant.

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MZZCHIEF 3/23/2011 3:03PM

    Really some wonderful poems!
Great blog!

: )
Mzzchief

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KALIGIRL 3/23/2011 1:02PM

    "dark introspection with joyous release" - so in keeping with the re-new-al that is Spring.
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Namaste

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SUNNY332 3/23/2011 12:50PM

    Awe, Two of my very favorite poets. I love "The Journey" by Oliver and anything by Dickenson.

Nothing is as vivid as Spring can be....Nature in her finest hour awakening once more after a long winter's nap. I truly believe it is God's finest example of the "Circle of Life".

Love ya and love the person I am when I am around you.

"Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver


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MISS_VIV 3/23/2011 12:27PM

    I truly love spring as well.
and I really WOULD LOVE to see a full day of it, or maybe two in a row would be nice.. The trees and flowers are thinking it should be already. But whoa
is me - I am a bit weary of the rain.

LOVE Mary Oliver
Thank you for posting this.

I will treasure this blog and go back to it often... until I get some reality of SPRING here on the coast.

LOVE YA

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DAISY443 3/23/2011 11:46AM

    My mind, body and spirit long for spring. Although the calendar says it is here, the snow on the grass says something else. It will happen and we can again go "walking out into all of this with nowhere to
go and no task undertaken but to turn the pages of
this beautiful world over and over, in the world of my mind".

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DDOORN 3/23/2011 11:30AM

    I can't wait! We may have another foot of snow dumped on us today...ugh!

There is something so enticing and exciting about ALL the changes of our seasons. But the hanging on of winter...it has LONG overstayed it's welcome...!

Don

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INSPIREBYNATURE 3/23/2011 11:17AM

    I love spring! That picture is so cool!

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Photos: KaliMa, My New Vita Sport Road Bike!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Today I picked up the Specialized Vita Sport from my local bike shop, The Ride! I'm astounded at its responsiveness, speed, lightness...and sleek beauty!



Carol (DAISY443) commands...in a nice way, of course: "Well, Maha, my friend, we need pics, please!" And Maha acts!



I loved MZZCHIEF's feed comment: "So happy you have found yourself a special stead to ride into Spring!"

(BTW, The Three Faces of not-Eve are "Ms. Chef," "Ms. Chief" and, most emphatically, "Mischief"!)



Don (DDOORN) said, "VERY nice news of your new ride!"


Isn't she lovely!

Vita Sport features and specs:
www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProd
uct.jsp?spid=52913&scid=1001&scname=Road


Don must have a Specialized, because he said, "I might be a tad partial to the brand...lol, but there are great reviews of it too!"
reviews.evanscycles.com/0924/18818/s
pecialized-vita-sport-2011-womens-hybr
id-bike-reviews/reviews.htm


To answer Carol's question about beloved Trek, not on your life "RIP!" As Vivian (SMASHY1) said, part of the motivation to replace the Trek is that a friend has been using it quite a bit lately and is in need of a bicycle. The Trek has many more service-ful miles ahead.

Some photos of the beloved 14-yr. old Trek, with maintenance, new seat, and other miscellaneous spiffing up completed, as given to my friend. And the owner of the bike shop did not charge me for the maintenance, knowing what I was doing with the Trek!







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And just-for-fun, some bumper *graffiti art* on my "other" rides, the Honda Civic and Toyota Dolphin:



Between "Kill Your TV" and "Live Aloha" is a co-exist peace symbol with a car on one side and a bicycle on the other. The faded one between two Obama stickers is "Stretch Your Horizons" referring to yoga.



"Harmony" is on one side of "Coexist" and "Yogaville" is on the other side.

  
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BOBBYD31 9/15/2011 8:39PM

    d dorn (don) is a specialized man, he rides a tricross. because of him i also ride a specialized tricross. you'll love your new ride they are a great bike

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CASSIOEPIA 9/15/2011 8:25PM

    Nice ride!

Outdoor cycling would definitely be right up there with my running. I really had some great rides this summer, and surprised myself with their distances. I should update and get myself a road bike too - yours is very nice.

Good luck with your Cycling Tour this weekend. How far are you riding? That would be so cool.

I've always wanted to take my hubby on a cycling tour of Holland. However, he doesn't share that dream!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Gave me a big smile!
Judi

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CINDYC53 3/29/2011 3:31PM

    Beautiful new bike!!! So happy for you. I've been really busy lately - spent a week with my daughter & two little grandsons while my son-in-law was in Brazil picking up his mom (who will babysit when Jenna returns to work this week, after her maternity leave). Such a fun week - but now I have a lot of catching up to do at home. (And TAXES. blech.)
Wish I were out on my bike instead! Have fun - I know you will!

And - I love your bumperstickers! Wonderful :)
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GREENCAT1 3/24/2011 11:00AM

    Congratulations on your new bike! It is beautiful! BTW, the back of your car looks like the back of my car..... :)




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DANCINGGARDENER 3/23/2011 5:41PM

    gasp... she's lovely!

...and for that matter, so is your friend's new trek!

(and oooo, the Dolphin)

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FRANCESCANAZ 3/23/2011 7:56AM

    Oh boy! I hope it will see the Burlington bike trail again with DOKEYOKEY & I ! ENJOY mi amiga!

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STLRZGRRL 3/22/2011 6:46PM

    The TREEEEkkkkk... Hello, Lil Buddy!

And lookityew with your SPECIALIZED ride... For a SPECIAL one, you are you are!

And so sweet you are to find somene who can love the Trek as much as you do... Awwwww...
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GIRANIMAL 3/22/2011 2:01PM

    Eeeek, I am so happy for you! I have to admit, I was nervous that you'd blame me if she turned out not to be for you! LOL

"...responsiveness, speed, lightness...and sleek beauty!" EXACTLY! For a not-too-extravagantly priced bike, I am kind of blown away by the quality of this baby so far.

Your Trek looks amazing! You clearly are a woman who takes great care of the things she loves. emoticon Awesome bonus from the bike shop. Your friend's gonna love it.

I need your car/bike "coexist" sticker so I can hand them out around Chicago. It's much kinder than my idea to start chucking Rules of the Road books at aggressive drivers. emoticon

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KALIGIRL 3/22/2011 1:06PM

    Love it. I too ride a Specialized albeit older (in many ways). May you and your trusty stead have many wonderful moments together.

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MZZCHIEF 3/22/2011 11:42AM

    She's a beaut... just like her owner!
So whatterya gonna call her?
"trek 2"? Or sumpin more personable?

: )
Mzzchief

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VALERIEMAHA 3/22/2011 11:08AM

    YES! The COEXIST sticker on the Civic just came to me last month in my birthday package from Stephanie!
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SLASALLE 3/22/2011 11:01AM

    She's a beauty!!! Does this mean you won't get to do any off-road biking (like on trails) since it's a road bike?

And I got a HUGE smile seeing the "Coexist" bumper sticker on the Honda Civic (did you know that I used to have one also AND it was silver too!!!).

xoxoxo


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DAISY443 3/22/2011 10:30AM

    So glad Trek will continue to be used and loved!

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ONEDROP09 3/22/2011 10:28AM

    love it!

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SUNNY332 3/22/2011 10:04AM

    What a great new ride! I love it.

Enjoy my friend.

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PENNYAN45 3/22/2011 7:31AM

    A new bike - and a new spring season. What fun!!

Happy riding to you, my friend!

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PEACEFULONE 3/22/2011 1:16AM

    Enjoy your splendid new set of wheels!

My bumper sticker reads "War is NOT the answer!" It's from the FCNL.

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DARKTHOR 3/22/2011 12:39AM

    Your new bike looks like it will treat you very well for a long time and many miles to come. I am so happy that you were able to pass on your trusty Trek to someone who can appreciate it. Safe and happy biking to you!

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INSPIREBYNATURE 3/22/2011 12:27AM

    love it! and the bumper stickers!

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LYNNANN43 3/21/2011 11:41PM

    LOVE the new bike and all the great bumper stickers!

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QUEENOTHEFOREST 3/21/2011 9:21PM

    Happy Trails! What a beauty but I want a pict of you on it!


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KALATHIA 3/21/2011 9:02PM

    LOVE your new wheels!!!! My happiest days are the ones I can speed flying on my bike! I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine!

Kath

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CREATIVEJOY39 3/21/2011 8:52PM

    That's a fine set of new wheels you have! I'm sure you will have many hours of enjoyment in the days ahead. I loved my old red Specialized so much but gave her away to my nephew who really needed a bike at the time. It's definitely time to go shopping again for a new one - I'm thinking purple or blue for me this time around!

Happy riding!!

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WATERMELLEN 3/21/2011 8:51PM

    Happy pedalling! This looks gorgeous indeed!!

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DDOORN 3/21/2011 8:50PM

    GREAT PICS of your even GREATER RIDE! :-)

Even has 2 water bottle holders...you must be planning some nice LONG rides!

I've got my SparkPeople bumper sticker

SparkPeople: The WEIGHT is OVER!

Sadly, reluctantly, I've pulled my Obama stickers off...

Don

ps...I've got a Specialized Tricross Double. Technically a cyclocross bike but doubt I'll ever bother with cyclocross. But it is supposed to be a tad more versatile than a regular road bike.

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EMRANA 3/21/2011 8:50PM

  Wow, that's a beautiful bike! You're gonna adore that! emoticon

It's lovely that beloved Trek will be well loved by your friend too.

As for the bumper, the "kill your TV" is my favorite. We canceled cable in September 2009 and don't miss it.

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MISS_VIV 3/21/2011 8:41PM

    what an exciting ride. Beautiful make-up.... and a cute little place to put your books on the back. HAHAH... Yes it is everything you need to get your slim trim self down the road and back. Can you pick it up with 1 hand like they show on the ads?? As for your Trek, didn't you say you had it gone over and preparing it for a friend in need??

What a wonderful way to start the spring.
Enjoy - you so deserve it.

MUAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MAHA



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BISCO_ 3/21/2011 8:25PM

    Thanks for sharing!! Enjoy!!

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 3/21/2011 8:24PM

    You should enjoy!

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CARRAND 3/21/2011 8:20PM

    Very nice!

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DAISY443 3/21/2011 8:11PM

    She is beautiful, but what about poor Trek? RiP??? Ahh, enjoy, but remember Trek with fondness!

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VELVETCATT 3/21/2011 8:09PM

    Nice!

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Spring!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ahhhhhhhhh...

~ walking the monastery labyrinth Saturday night under the full moon's shimmering glow shining through the trees, occasional passing clouds adding graphic beauty and striking shadow-shows

~ the warbling of unnamed birds going crazy with joy

~ light breezes caressing my sun-warmed skin this morning

~ my new *ride* ready to be picked up, a Specialized 2011 Vita Sport road bike

...all this (and more) contributes to my celebration today -- along with Delmore Schwartz's variation on a theme by Rilke of the glory, the feeling of the newness of life, and the hopefulness -- of SPRING!


Cliff Lake and the Tatoosh Range, Mt. Rainer National Park, WA

The Spring
(After Rilke)

Spring has returned! Everything has returned!
The earth, just like a schoolgirl, memorizes
Poems, so many poems. ... Look, she has learned
So many famous poems, she has earned so many prizes!

Teacher was strict. We delighted in the white
Of the old man's beard, bright like the snow's:
Now we may ask which names are wrong, or right
For "blue," for "apple," for "ripe." She knows, she knows!

Lucky earth, let out of school, now you must play
Hide-and-seek with all the children every day:
You must hide that we may seek you: we will! We will!

The happiest child will hold you. She knows all the things
You taught her: the word for "hope," and for "believe,"
Are still upon her tongue. She sings and sings and sings.

~ Delmore Schwartz ~
(Last & Lost Poems)
www.Panhala.net/Archive/The_Spring.h
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Such beauty Schwartz shared from within his tortured soul:

www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/delmore
-schwartz

  
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QUEENOTHEFOREST 3/22/2011 9:01PM

    Now look who is in a happy place. I'm running to catch up.

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2BMYOWN 3/22/2011 8:40PM

    Wow, I miss Mt. Rainier, used to spend many a lovely day in that park years ago. ****siiiiigh**** I could always look out my picture window and see it in the distance. Beautiful view, for sure. Thanx for posting this, Maha, it's great!

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PEACEFULONE 3/22/2011 1:01AM

    Love all of it-the photo, the poem and Spring!

Thank you again dear Maha for your generous sharing.

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GOANNA2 3/21/2011 11:09PM

    Spring sounds so wonderful.
I love the west coast.
Thanks for another wonderful poem.
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CARRAND 3/21/2011 8:48PM

    Lovely thoughts, lovely poetry.

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WATERMELLEN 3/21/2011 6:42PM

    Love your mood of exuberance and joy!! Coasting along . . . on your new bike!!

Loved the poetry too!!

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CARLI_MAE 3/21/2011 5:16PM

    Lovely, as usual. Mt. Ranier is an interesting choice following disaster in Japan, as it is at once most beatiful but at the same time even more dangerous and precarious than Mt. St. Helens. Unlike it's "cousin" Ranier is capable of producing horrendous mud flows (called Lahars) with no warning and no detectable seizmic activity. The devastation would demolish the bucolic towns surrounding it, similar to the scenes we saw from the recent tsunami in Japan.

Golly, I'm just a bundle of sunshine, aren't I? LOL ... well, why stop now ... also from the walking encyclopaedia: you are LATE! Spring actually began at 6:21 p.m. yesterday!

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SUNNY332 3/21/2011 4:41PM

    I am singing with you today. Loved the poem and loved reading about the Poet's life.

Do have a Marvie Monday. I have biked and will be taking a walk down by the pond/lake as soon as DH get's home from the accountant's office. From the call I got, he may have to "let off some steam".

Take care, Sunny

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KALIGIRL 3/21/2011 1:01PM

    Here's to singing to the newness of Life!

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COSMIC_ENERGY 3/21/2011 12:11PM

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DDOORN 3/21/2011 12:06PM

    Oh to find, cherish and celebrate that "happiest child!" Your last blog still lingers so...let it go...

VERY nice news of your new ride! It sounds like "hybrid" doesn't really do it justice...I see Specialized considers it a "Road" bike:

http://www.specialized
.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkFamily.jsp?s
id=11Vita&eid=6066&menuItemId=1
4883

I might be a tad partial to the brand...lol, but there are great reviews of it too!

http://reviews.evanscyc
les.com/0924/18818/specialized-
vita-sport-2011-womens-hybrid-b
ike-reviews/reviews.htm

Cheers to many happy rides to come!

Don

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DAISY443 3/21/2011 11:58AM

    Spring, bring it on!!

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MISS_VIV 3/21/2011 11:52AM

    send me some spring, dear heart. I am really getting tired of the liquid sunshine.

We had a few moments of sunshine earlier, but now it is black and dark again.

Oh well, before we know - it will be summer and we will be complaining about HEAT........................and dry..................... emoticon

I hope you are going to enjoy that new lightweight ride. (will you be able to take it with you to Equador?)



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INSPIREBYNATURE 3/21/2011 11:48AM

    I LOVE spring!!!

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let all go dear

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I cannot describe how very cogent this e. e. cummings is for me right here, right now:



let it go - the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise - let it go it
was sworn to
go

let them go - the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers - you must let them go they
were born
to go

let all go - the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things - let all go
dear

so comes love

~ e. e. cummings ~
(Complete Poems 1904-1962)
www.panhala.net/Archive/let_it_go.ht
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www.americanpoems.com/poets/eecummin
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OUTDOORSDC 3/24/2011 8:08PM

    That is beautiful. I've been thinking of you! xoxo

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GOANNA2 3/21/2011 11:06PM

    Thanks Maha.
It is a good reminder to let go of the past.
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BRIGHTSPARK7 3/20/2011 9:48PM

    let it go ... and so comes love.
And so comes Beauty.
Thank you Mahalakshmi. xx

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QUEENOTHEFOREST 3/20/2011 8:40PM

    Ugh. Well this false fair friend is more true than false. Sounds like you and I need to catch up. I miss you. Glad for this though.

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KAKIPOPUP 3/19/2011 8:31AM

    At all times, "this, too, shall pass".... emoticon

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DANCINGGARDENER 3/19/2011 8:10AM

    I was reading ee cummings aloud at work yesterday... thank you so much for this. I could feel my shoulders slowly melting down my spine as I read it.

have a lovely weekend Maha.

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WOLFKITTY 3/18/2011 11:42AM

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing it!
Jocelyn

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WILDHONEYPIE1 3/17/2011 6:27PM

    Thank you as always Maha. What a gift to share.

(Says I who am ssssloooowly coming out of hibernation)
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SLASALLE 3/17/2011 5:02PM

    I ALWAYS need reminders to let everything go. I don't know if being sensitive is why, but I hang on to so many things that I would be better off without ... !!!!!

I, too, love e.e. cummings, and it has been far too long

Thank you, my dear friend!

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PELESJEWEL 3/16/2011 11:45PM

    Love it, let it go......

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DARKTHOR 3/16/2011 11:07PM

    I wish I knew the story about what brought the poem on for him and for you. Wishing you all the best.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 3/16/2011 8:16PM

    I'm sure there's a story behind this lovely poem. Sending love, love, and blessings Maha! emoticon

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 3/16/2011 8:08PM

    Thank you for sharing!
I love e.e. cummings and I needed another reminder about "letting go" today!

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EOSTAR_45 3/16/2011 4:05PM

    A lovely and poignant poem.

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CARRAND 3/16/2011 2:19PM

    I love ee cummings!

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MISS_VIV 3/16/2011 12:30PM

    lOVE IT

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DAISY443 3/16/2011 12:10PM

    It had been so long since I read anything by e.e. I see he still hasn't learned to use caps. Just think, he would fit right in with the current generation texting!
I needed this reminder. I frequently forget to "let it go".
Thank you for sharing!
Carol

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INSPIREBYNATURE 3/16/2011 11:03AM

    love it!

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CLAYKEEPER 3/16/2011 10:10AM

    Even when the answer is 'simple" it doesn't mean it will be 'easy'... love to you my friend , annette

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GREENCAT1 3/16/2011 9:50AM

    Thank you for sharing. Letting go seems to be a theme lately....


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DDOORN 3/16/2011 9:45AM

    What an amazing poet...especially for the day and times that he wrote...! Words for any generation!

Don

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DOR2BFIT 3/16/2011 9:35AM

    What a relief to just 'let it go'...

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SUNNY332 3/16/2011 9:34AM

    Wow - he said a lot in not too many words.

I loved it. It puts a whole new meaning on "letting go" for me.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.

Sunny

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EMRANA 3/16/2011 9:19AM

  Namaste.

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ALEXANDRA64 3/16/2011 9:01AM

    Says a lot in a few short words...

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JESPAH 3/16/2011 9:00AM

    I love it. Thank you.

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Creating poetry through images....

Friday, March 04, 2011



Having lived on 6 islands -- in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific -- as well as the Pacific West Coast, it's clear that I'm a classic Pisces! So it's no surprise that I'm so drawn to gifted photographer Mickey Smith's spectacular images via KarmaTube. I hope they bring you joy as well!

I love Mickey's suggestion to walk out of our door today with a resolution to keep an eye out for the "subtle glimpses of magic other folk might pass by." KT further coaxes that whenever we see the magic, to take a moment to feel gratitude and appreciation. Mickey's narrative on the video is magical as is his eye, and his Celtic roots sing of the "divine spark that whispers possibilities."

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Click here to play:
www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=2220

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More from and about this talented young man:

www.clubofthewaves.com/surf-photogra
pher/mickey-smith.php


To thank Mickey:

info@mickeysmith.co.uk

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CINDYC53 3/8/2011 3:24AM

    So wonderful! Thanks for sharing -
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ALEXANDRA64 3/8/2011 2:08AM

    I grew up on the west coast (Santa Cruz) so really enjoyed that first video! I've also had the opportunity to both snorkel and lounge about in the very warm waters around the Philippines Islands (Luzon and Mindoro). I've always been near water of some sort. Now I live near one of the great lakes: Lake Erie, though definitely not as impressive as the ocean! But, it totally freezes in the winter, something worth seeing! I mean, the waves get slower and slower till they eventually just stop moving. They are still shaped like a wave, just frozen over. And the silence, is something else!

http://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=w4AR-vJzabE&feature=re
lated

I wrote a poem about it once, maybe I'll post it one day. :D

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OUTDOORSDC 3/6/2011 9:40PM

    Even though you mentioned it, I wasn't expecting that accent. It made the video so poignant and lovely.

I'm not sure which I loved more - the images or the words. Both were truly fantastic. They made me think of lots of big places, small things, beautiful moments. I always love that best about art - the kind of art that transports me to another place. That lets me see something no one else sees. Sometimes it's not even the piece of art, but the shadow it casts on the wall. Like Calder's mobiles and Giacometti's lean sculptures.

Wonderful.

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MOUNTAINKATIE 3/6/2011 9:06PM

    Sounds like you have had the most amazing life! I can not wait until my daughter is in college and I can pull up roots and be a tumbleweed for a spell. Funny how you were saying to keep an eye out for subtle little things others might pass by. I did not see this until today, but on the same day you wrote it, I was taking tons of pictures of the ice cover on the ground, the ways the snow was drifting, and the shells of flowers from last year. I was thinking about how others would miss these things, all the beauty in it. I posted some of the pics on my facebook. I will leave you the link to the album. It is an album of all the winters snowshoes, so the most recent one is at the bottom.
I just found in interesting that I was thinking the very same thing as you were on this day. I feel the harmony of the world right now...
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http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=27677&id=1690519613&l=38ea34a36a

Comment edited on: 3/6/2011 9:08:07 PM

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SLASALLE 3/6/2011 11:27AM

    I THINK I have seen this photographers work before (maybe on KarmaTube, not sure). Definitely spectacular. Thanks for the morning joy ...

xoxoxo

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JUSTBIRDY 3/6/2011 10:59AM

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BRIGHTSPARK7 3/6/2011 12:55AM

    I love how boldly he explores his medium: water, land, imagery.
Inspiring.
Usha. xx

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/5/2011 7:07PM

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JESPAH 3/5/2011 8:33AM

    Beautiful!

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CARRAND 3/4/2011 8:30PM

    Wonderful. I love the ocean.

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PUDLECRAZY 3/4/2011 6:29PM

    Lovely! Ahhhh!

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FRACTALMYTH 3/4/2011 6:29PM

    Lovely :D even a fiery Leo can't get enough of the sea!!!

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WATERMELLEN 3/4/2011 5:33PM

    Thanks -- love the sound of wind and waves (and the lake here is frozen solid still).

Water speaks to us.

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DDOORN 3/4/2011 4:17PM

    Even though my sun sign is Air...Libra...I have Cancer rising and a Pisces moon and I find water just ENTRANCES me SO! How WONDERFUL it must have been to live near such bodies of water as you have!

I used to live a couple blocks from Lake Michigan during my adolescence and just LIVED in the lake during the summer and spent much time hiking around it the rest of the year.

Thank you for this wonderful resource...GORGEOUS views!

Don

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SUNNY332 3/4/2011 3:33PM

    Wow - I loved it and you are so right about the poetry he creates with his images.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Sunny

Have a Good weekend.

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WENDYSPARKS 3/4/2011 12:08PM

    Very nice!!

Wendy

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INSPIREBYNATURE 3/4/2011 11:16AM

    love it!

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MISS_VIV 3/4/2011 10:53AM

    Thank you again
I am in AWE

Have a beautiful day.

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EMRANA 3/4/2011 10:29AM

  Such a fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing that with us, Maha!

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TATTER3 3/4/2011 9:47AM

    What a beautiful idea! Thank you for posting!

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