Need some inspiration? Check this out:
Love as the greatest power, Sharon Salzberg, Holistic Life Foundation, community building in Baltimore, meditation in schools instead of suspension….
“Homework: say I live you to someone you don’t know!”
Imagine doing that in France!!
I’ve been having a hard time taking pictures… Paris is gray and cold, there’s a national psychodrama going on due to the presidential elections, the atmosphere is very heavy.
I look for openings in the clouds. No matter who is elected on Sunday, we will have to keep hope alive, as we are doing in the US, by every means possible.
Some lightness from Emily Dickinson:
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.”
And what if we are extra kind to everyone we meet every day? Can that open the clouds, even a little bit?
To be continued xxxxx Aliss
Easter Egg Tree, Kingston, NY… Eternal return….xxxxx Aliss
Anguilla, looking west…This humminbird flew up as I was framing the sunset and hovered for what seemed like forever in humming bird time… A perfect present, a perfect now…. xxxxx Aliss
Rendez-vous beach, Anguilla, St Maarten on the horizon, windy morning… xxxxx Aliss
Flying in to St Maarten on the way to Anguilla, taking a leap to a new place, new tastes, new conversations, new words: sea grapes, banana quits, zemi, pearly-eyed thrasher…. to be continued xxxxx Aliss
Need I say more? xxxxx Aliss