Happy


“The secret self knows the anguish of our attachments
and assures us that letting go of what we think we must have to be happy
is the same as letting go of our unhappiness.”

~Guy Finley

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Misty Morning in Paradise

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Howe Sound

A sailboat hovers above
turquoise green waves
then lunges towards
dark navy blue.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Barnabas Landing

Barnabas Landing from the ferry. Nov. 15, 2017

Camping spot beside the sea,
tents sprout under apple tree.
Someone tucks the kids to bed,
flocks of geese V overhead.

Trails through woodlands to explore,
canoe or sail or fish some more,
watch the pigs philosophize,
lambs graze and a lone loon cries.

Dine in nature’s dining hall,
decor that surpasses all,
gourmet meals served sumptuously,
time for second cups of tea.

Breathe the early morning smell,
learn the truth you once knew well,
mountain peaks fade into grey
experience REAL holiday.

©1997 Sharron R. McMillan

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Sunrise Over Keats Island

Sunrise over Keats Island.  November 15, 2017

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The Road Home

Brambles crowd the sides of the road,
maple and alder compete for space
and there, on the left, an out-of-place clearing –
someone actually lives out here
in the middle of everything.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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I’m Really Not That Old

Depression,
despair, hopelessness
everywhere,
but I experience life
in the deep, secret soul
of youth
where death
is for those
much older
than I.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Sometimes


There will be icicles and birthday clothes
And sometimes there will be sorrow
~Joni Mitchell

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Change

 

“The degree of responsibility you take for your life
determines how much change you can create in it.”
~Celestine Chua

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Fungus In The Rain

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Try Walking This Yellow Line

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