August 19, 2014: People who Lived Fully

I’m here at the farm alone today with Sofia and Michelle.  In my usual mode, I went from feeling a bit anxious to — tiptoeing, then wading, then immersing myself into the flow of the day.  The girls are amazing:  They entertain themselves and me, with creative projects such as collecting flowers into a bag or a cup…two overlapping blossoms of red and white greeted me when I opened the gazebo door a while ago.  Sofia had brought the flower gift and placed it on the door mat for me to find.

Not much time to write.  A moment to reach out to you and whisper “Hello” from the stillness of the rainforest.  I want to share two quotes that touched me in the last couple of days, from two friends that sent them to me.

From Helen Keller: 

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

From Gautama Buddha:

“In the end

These things matter most:  How well did you love?  How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”

Michelle just came in and “told on” Sofia…she said, scowling, “Fofia wen’ up-stays.”  which I think means that Sofia went upstairs to a place that she is not supposed to go…Girls on their daring adventure…

I wonder who they take after?  …. From our adventure to yours, may we all experience peace, love, happiness, health, safety, and goodness…everyone..xoxo

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