Seeking or Seeing

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.
~ Marcel Proust

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Remember

There is no place better than where you are,
no life easier than yours,
no poetry but that which a heart hears
and no performance necessary.

©Sharron R. McMillan
Excerpt from “On Performing”

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Intuition

It is by logic that we prove but by intuition that we discover.
~ Poincare´

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I Miss you Mr. Willow

You stood tall, strong and solid
as I passed you every morning
on the way to my studio.
Fungus grew around your base
but I never thought you’d die.
And now there is a gap
where you belonged
for many, many years,
long before we arrived.
You’ve seen loggers come and go,
generations of wildlife pause
beneath your shade
and ravens caw in passing.
No one took you down.
When your time came, you fell,
just a shudder
through the woods.
Now sadness hangs
where once you stood,
I miss you Mr. Willow.

©2018 Sharron R. McMillan

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Just Do It

Start a huge, foolish project like Noah.
It makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
~Rumi

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Be Not Afraid

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. ~William James

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Seventeen Years – Have we learned anything at all. . .

Have we learned anything at all
about hatred,
racism,
anger.
Did all those innocent people
die in vain
or can we say the world
is a better,
safer
place
since
then.
I wonder.

©2018 Sharron R. McMillan

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Hazelnut Harvest

Hazelnuts hanging to dry above the wood stove.

A few we cracked and roasted to try out a recipe. Smells so good roasting.

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A Magic Garden That I Know

A magic garden that I know. . .Where red birds sing and blue frogs grow. . .

Where ducks stop in and then they stay. . .
and raccoon’s favourite place to play.
A magic garden that I know. . .
but where it is I will not say.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Wash Day

I like wash day.
Sorting, folding
clean, fresh clothes
Put away,
tidy,
organized.

Clean, empty hampers –
small accomplishment,
big satisfaction.
Something is orderly
in my life
on
wash days.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Plum Jam

Plum Jam

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My Fall Pantry

My Pantry September 4, 2018

I’m still rearranging the pantry to get in my share of our canning bees.  The hanging basket is now above the wood stove full of hazel nuts drying and the left shelves are starting to fill up with more canning.  I love my pantry and its evolution every Fall.

 

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Bread and Butter Pickles

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The Beach

Sechelt beach, from the pier

A beach is not only a sweep of sand,
but shells of sea creatures,
the sea glass, the seaweed,

the incongruous objects
washed up by the ocean.

~Henry Grunwald
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Three Kayaks

Three kayaks heading out to sea

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
~Rabindranath Tagore
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