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Chrissa Pedersen
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"Loneliness is not a problem to be solved..." from a yogic poem.
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So Cricket didn't jump on my article, so a few edits later it's now gone off to Fun for Kidz magazine. Time to wait some more ...
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I sent off a non-fiction article to Cricket today!!
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"Magic [is] simply experiencing something for the first time. It occurred to me that my purpose should be to increase the number of such moments until maybe, one day, everything could be magic."   From Jupiter's Travels by Ted Simon after his first encounter with a humming bird in Brazil on his around the world travels on a Triumph motorcycle.

I think it's possible to attain this sense of magic if we look at the world every day as if it is the first time we have seen it. Then magic will surround us every moment of every day.
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I hadn't read CHARLOTTE'S WEB in years and years. I decided to reread it from a writer's perspective for a project I'm working on. For some reason in my memory I had thought Fern was a bigger player in the story. But actually after Wilbur moves to the uncle's farm, Fern is a quiet presence that slowly steps away from the unfolding drama of Wilbur's life. Charlotte really steals the show. I wonder if as a little girl, I identified with Fern so much that my subconscious made her have a bigger role? E.B. White does such an amazing job of showing us how kids change and grow. And of course about life and death. There is so much to mine in this short book!
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How perfect to have a fox pass by our yoga practice this morning. He padded down the hill and all I wanted was to run my hands over fur masquerading as tree bark. What did someone say the fox represented, "Purposeful Stealth" ? What a wonder to contemplate Passion (craving), Aversion (anger) and Ignorance (uncaring) through a window on the natural world. I almost squeaked when a rabbit came out to nibble on the clover.
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Lynn Gulla​ 's lotus blossom,  thanks for letting me catch the opening show. It seemed so appropriate having just finished "Charles and Emma, The Darwin's Leap of Faith," by Deborah Heiligman. A quote from the book: ...the gardener said, "He moons about in the garden, and I have seen him standing, doing nothing before a flower for ten minutes at a time..." Thanks Ellen L. Ramsey​ for the reading recommendation. I had never known the true love and lives that made up the Darwin family and Charles' struggles to write his opus.
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