Sunday Dinner: Symmetrical

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“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
you would be paralyzed.
Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding,
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated
as birds’ wings.”
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Jelaluddin Rumi

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“There are moments when i wish i could roll back the clock
and take all the sadness away,
but i have a feeling that if i did,
the joy would be gone as well.
So i take the memories as they come,
accepting them all,
letting them guide me whenever i can.”
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Nicholas Sparks

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“He felt that there is a loose balance of good and evil,
and that the art of living
consists in getting the greatest good
out of the greatest evil.”
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Machado de Assis

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“To light a candle is to cast a shadow…”
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Ursula K. Le Guin

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“Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos,
including orderliness, balance, harmony,
logic, and abstract beauty.”
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Deepak Chopra

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“what is joy without sorrow?
what is success without failure?
what is a win without a loss?
what is health without illness?
you have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other.
there is always going to be suffering.
it’s how you look at your suffering,
how you deal with it, that will define you.”
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mark twain

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Photos by Woodand Gnome 2020

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“You must let what happens happen.
Everything must be equal in your eyes,
good and evil, beautiful and ugly,
foolish and wise.”
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Michael Ende

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In memory of Robert Nowak 1941-2020

and for those he’s left behind

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

7 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Symmetrical

  1. Love your pictures, so pretty!

  2. Hello!

    Your photos resemble our area for the 2019-2020 winter season! It’s the warmest winter in 100 years here in southern Finland. We’ve got green grass, had lots of rain and only a few scattered days of dusty snow all winter….well, so far! Your photos are like looking out my window!

    • That is so interesting! We also have record heat. Our trees are leafing out, early shrubs are blooming, and there are daffodils everywhere. I hear that Europe is also experiencing heavy rain, wind and flooding. No snow here at all, and very few nights below freezing thus far. If you are also having this warmth in Finland, I’m truly concerned about the environment. I read an interesting article this morning about what is keeping the ‘polar vortex’ bottled up at the pole this year. No change in that pattern in sight, either. A hard freeze now would cause tremendous damage to our trees. I hope you are well. It is a small world, isn’t it, Kate?

  3. Sorry to read of your loss, E. Hugs to you. ❤

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