A season of renewal and hope

Leaf of the Tree

Wassily Kandinsky, Murnau: Top of the Johannisstrasse, 1908

Author and friend Reiner Lomb once shared a story about how surprising – and kind – the human heart can be.

Toward the end of World War 2, on Good Friday, some of his ancestors were expecting their tiny village to be overrun at any moment by U.S. soldiers. The German troops were retreating, and my friend’s family members, six adults and two children, were trying to decide whether they should stay put or hide in hills above the village.

In a previous war, their village had been wiped out in a similar situation, with every single person killed, so they were quite fearful.

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They also had a family member who was a prisoner of war overseas, one with whom they would later be reunited, and who would become my friend’s father.

All they wanted to do was to be…

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13 Reasons Why You Need to Watch “13 Reasons Why”

Wanderess Bibliophile

Hello lovelies! This is a bit of a different post from me today, but it’s an important one. I’ve been doing a lot of self reflection recently, and then I watched the new Netflix TV show that’s taking the world by storm “13 Reasons Why”, and it really hit a nerve. This is a beautifully made TV show which accurately represents so many things, and depicts how hard being a teenager can actually be. For this reason, I wanted to make this list. This is for those of you out there who haven’t watched this show yet, and still need some more convincing.

I’m not going to be including any spoilers, so no need to worry.

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1. Depicts perfectly how hard it is to be a teenager today. Being a teenager is never easy due to all the changing variables in our lives, and this show just gets it

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13 Reasons Why You Need to Watch “13 Reasons Why”

Wanderess Bibliophile

Hello lovelies! This is a bit of a different post from me today, but it’s an important one. I’ve been doing a lot of self reflection recently, and then I watched the new Netflix TV show that’s taking the world by storm “13 Reasons Why”, and it really hit a nerve. This is a beautifully made TV show which accurately represents so many things, and depicts how hard being a teenager can actually be. For this reason, I wanted to make this list. This is for those of you out there who haven’t watched this show yet, and still need some more convincing.

I’m not going to be including any spoilers, so no need to worry.

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1. Depicts perfectly how hard it is to be a teenager today. Being a teenager is never easy due to all the changing variables in our lives, and this show just gets it

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Now is the time to start again…

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I came across this in a little Hallmark gift book I was reading, and it’s too good not to share:

“Now is the time…(Book title is Now is the Time:170 Ways to Seize the Moment)

…to start again.

Look at nature: nothing stays the same.

Use change to your advantage.

Keep the things that matter.

Change the things that don’t.

Like a sporting champion, change a losing game.

Then start again.

‘Go out as far as you can go and start from there.’    Albert Einstein ”

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An empty vessel

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

offering lgI am empty
Serving no purpose until I am filled
Born to give shape and form
To that which fills me
A vessel of Light awaiting a word
And the hand that pours the wine of Life
Into my waiting.
Insubstantial, it is my substance
Into which the waters flow,
Held in safety, preserved from dissipation
By the cup of my being.
My feet in earth
Lips raised to the sky in joyful paean
Catching heaven’s rain as it falls
And fills me with its clarity
That I may drink the morning.

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