Country Woman Paints

a seeker, painter, photographer, writer and fragrant rose lover~

sunflower

“In April, we cannot see sunflowers in France, so we might say the sunflowers do not exist. But the local farmers have already planted thousands of seeds, and when they look at the bare hills, they may be able to see the sunflowers already. The sunflowers are there. They lack only the conditions of sun, heat, rain and July. Just because we cannot see them does not mean that they do not exist.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

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I began meditation practice decades ago. While it sustains me, I admit there’s been times when I’ve let it go. Always I see how much it sustains me when I forego the practice. In meditation nowadays, I breathe. I watch. Being ADD, many thoughts pass by but over time, they drift into the mists.

Just because “it” likes to do those things, who is in charge?

Flower Pots

Not a pretty sight. Smog pressing down into the valley from a stubbornly stuck inversion layer. It does make a pretty sunset! My problem is I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities{MCS}. I also have asthma and Mast Cell Activation Disorader as a result of the sensitivities. I’m especially sensitive to VOC’s and air pollution caused by …

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1948 california license plate

Although all phenomena are going through the various appearances of birth, abiding, changing, and dying, the true person doesn’t become a victim of sadness, happiness, love, or hate. She lives in awareness as an ordinary person, whether standing, walking, lying down, or sitting.
—Thich Nhat Hanh, “Simply Stop”

April 27, 2014

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