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Music to End the Day

The whole town sits a block away
listening to plugged in instruments,
screaming lyrics of inspiration
so loud
no one can hear them.

I sit here beside the sea… 39 more words

Living Simply

Summer Barn

© 2014 Michael Fiveson

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Photography

What Are You Missing If You're Spread Too Thin?

Less is more.  We can spread ourselves thin and wade only in shallow waters, or we can simplify life and get lost its richness and depth. 98 more words

Life

Little things

i see happy flowers
smiling up at me
as bright as the sun,
as beautiful as can be

they are red
they are purple
they are blue… 62 more words

Waste Not, Want Not

Today, I am likely to step on toes.  So, with that in mind, if you are easily offended consider tucking your toes far back under your chair as you read this.   1,147 more words

Simplicity

Daily Riches: Being the Beloved of God (Henri Nouwen) *

“Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, ‘Prove that you are a good person.’ Another voice says, ‘You’d better be ashamed of yourself.’ There also is a voice that says, ‘Nobody really cares about you,’ and one that says, ‘Be sure to become successful, popular, and powerful.’ But underneath all these often very noisy voices is a still, small voice that says, ‘You are my Beloved, my favor rests on you.’ That’s the voice we need most of all to hear. 372 more words

Silence

The Presence of a Toddler

I read an article today about the “busyness bubble” that exists in society today. The author described a world where everyone is over-worked, over-stimulated, over-committed, rushing from one place to another, distracted every two minutes by emails, texts, and Twitter and Instagram feeds on their smartphones. 290 more words

Appreciation