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    Dena June 8, 2015

    “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” –Hafiz It’s been a crazy couple of months, friends. Over the past few weeks, Marina’s crying has gone from bad to worse. Despite her pediatrician repeatedly telling me that — “She’s healthy, just colicky” — my gut has been telling me something different. I strongly suspect that Marina has silent reflex. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to help her by…

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  • Hope in the Dark Places

    Dena March 12, 2014

    “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” —Albert Camus…

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  • Defined

    Dena March 10, 2014

    “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” –Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility In other words, talk is cheap. When I look back on my life, and define this time in it, I know what I want to say.…

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  • Today is wild and it is yours.

    Dena January 11, 2014

    “She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short.” — Brian Andreas Remember my Road Trip/Wanderlust post from August? Well, it’s happening! We are headed off on…

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  • Day 3: Your Favourite Quote

    Dena November 3, 2013

    I love quotes! I’ve been collecting them for years. Truth be told — I have quite a few favourites; but there is one that stands out above all the others. It is: “If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” I am not 100% certain…

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  • Bravery

    Dena August 22, 2013

    As Borges said in his writings, “There is no other virtue than being brave.” And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear, but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. —Paulo Coelho I’ve been starting this…

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  • Silence

    Dena November 18, 2012

    “A woman once described a friend of hers as being such a keen listener that even the trees leaned toward her, as if they were speaking their innermost secrets into her listening ears. Over the years I’ve envisioned that woman’s silence, a hearing full and…

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  • everything passes, everything changes.

    Dena October 22, 2012

    “Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.” —Claude Monet “Everything passes. Everything changes. Just do what you think you should do.” —Bob Dylan…

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  • autumnal thoughts…

    Dena October 19, 2012

    “I’ve had the wind knocked out of me, but never the hurricane.” —Jeffery McDaniel “The thought of sitting in front of a man behind a desk and telling him that I wanted a job, that I was qualified for a job, was too much for…

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