Wednesday Vignette: Connected

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“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself,

but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean,

so must I never live my life for itself,

but always in the experience which is going on around me.”

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Albert Schweitzer

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“There is a deep interconnectedness of all life on earth,

from the tiniest organisms,

to the largest ecosystems,

and absolutely between each person.”

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Bryant McGill

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“When we know ourselves to be connected to all others,

acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do. ”

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Rachel Naomi Remen

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017

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“…the Ultimate Truth: nothing exists in the universe

that is separate from anything else.

Everything is intrinsically connected,

irrevocably interdependent,

interactive, interwoven into the fabric of all of life.”

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Neale Donald Walsch

 

 

 

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7 responses to “Wednesday Vignette: Connected

  1. Oh, you ARE far along. Much farther than we are over here in the PNW. Wonderful words too – all living things are indeed connected.

    • The PNW has had a rough time of it this winter ! So much snow , ice, rain and dull days. I trust you will enjoy your sunny days soon 😊 I am usually visiting the OR coast in the spring , and have missed my visit this year . But honestly , things are unfolding so quickly here that it’s all I can do to keep up with the garden chores and still take time to savor the wonder and beauty of it all ☺

  2. You are so far along – it is amazing to see what I think of as ‘summer’ plants. They’re beautiful!

    • Thank you , Eliza . I was amazed to see a hybrid day lily blooming today at a shopping center . We are running 15 to 20 degrees above normal for both daytime and night time temperatures, and have been since February . We are about 3 to 4 weeks early on many plants coming into bloom, and I started planting Caladiums, yesterday. Caladiums normally don’t come outside here until mid to late May. We are wondering what sort of weather June through September will bring , and I have decided to NOT plant up my usual hanging baskets . I’ll tend those we overwintered, but won’t start new ones . It is too much to keep them up in extreme heat . But it certainly is beautiful now , and we are spending as much time outside as we can . 😊

      • Yes, enjoy the present lovely weather. Probably wise not to have a lot of hangers to tend should it get hot. Other than a few pots on the porch, I’ve not been fond of watering a lot of containers in summer. Things fare better in the ground for me!

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