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poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

There are years that ask questions and years that answer. – Zora Neale Hurston

I am showered with ideas;

how to make things happen,

how to survive by my wits,

how to get free dinners,

and couch-surf

and hustle

and side-hustle

and hustle the hustlers

The plethora of schemes overwhelm me,

it is not my practice


to have loads of plans in my head.

I walk in simple faith,

expecting to receive as I go,

(with a few figurative stones and a slingshot),

following the messages within the silence,

within the water,

within the seagulls the herons.

I trust the voice inside.

I trust God.

I trust the universe

I trust the goodness.

I am not very afraid,

more curious than anything.

I consider this a probing question at the outset,

now it is a joy-full commitment.

I am letting go.

I am standing with my head high and my palms open

in order to give and to receive.

something real is happening

in the rain, in the sun, in the midnight hours

sheltered in this sturdy place of safety

stable grounding

radical celebrating

humble, grateful mothering

This gift!

Light. Dark. Shadows. Colors.

This walk into the grand arena,

glimpses of the future

begun, yet not fully bloomed,

early stages,

developing as I go.

It is enough.

Yes, it is enough

My soul seeks its deepest calling

the bend curves sweetly

I sit in the beauty of this stained glass

doors ever opening to more beauty

everything here is circular

my heart smiles


I pray


Amy Lloyd

irmation: Everything is falling into place!🌞

My grandfather told me that I have two ears and one mouth, which means that I should listen twice as often as I speak. Through these images, I’ve tried to do just that — to listen more than I speak, both with my voice and my cameras. These images arise out of my pride of where I am from and where I am of, and an enduring love for Appalachia.

This is my testimony.

— Roger May When you wish, if it’s a wish that’s really integral to who you are, it presents new challenges. It doesn’t just end there, with a state of fulfillment. It takes you to a new edge.

-The Wishing Year, Noelle Oxenhandler

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is “Thank You,” it will be enough

– Meister Eckhart

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