Live in Each Season as it Passes

I believe the earth remembers, that the memory of what has passed remains and becomes part of our cultural memory. There is a sacredness that inhabits these places, as if the soil under our feet whisper a call to action that there are kinder, more compassionate ways to resolve conflict. When the wind touches our faces, we feel the healing benediction of Nature

Thank you for walking with me in nature.

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    1. I remember the day I first read these words by Thoreau: “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Believing in dreams is a powerful motivator, isn’t it?

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  1. Another of your beautiful walks among the trees. Your walks are always too short. I enjoyed the white and crimson flowers and the blue skies through the branches in the green trees. Thank you for the short recitation, as well. Thank you for this look into the coming summer on this Victoria Day. It was a real treat! !

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    1. These photos were taken in North Vancouver. I looking forward to heading back to Rice Lake this summer – another amazing nature walk. Happy Victoria Day!! So glad that you joined me on my walk!

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  2. Have you read the Enchanted Wood series of books for children by Enid Blyton, REbecca? This post reminded me of the trees that talk to each other whisha whisha. The children can understand the trees by wrapping their arms around their trunks and pressing their ear to the trunk. A beautiful post.

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    1. Thank you for the introduction to Enid Blyton – I found her Enchanted Wood series and have downloaded the first two in the series on Kindle. I am looking forward to finding myself close to the Faraway Tree. Reading books like the Enchanted Wood series is a memorable way to share the love of nature with children. I am delighted that you joined me on my “Walden Walk”. Sending hugs along with my thanks.

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  3. That’s a wonderful walk with you and your beautiful soft voice ❤
    This past weekend, as it was a long weekend, because of the Pfingsten holidays (it’s a religious ceremony in Germany and I don’t know how it would be called in English 🤔😉, ) my wife and myself were around the Baltic Sea and thank to Regina, my wife, who has no interest in social media, we had every day a long walk in landscape, my legs are exhausted but I am happy with that! I will write a post thereabouts later. Thank you as always for the beautiful clip 🙏❤❤

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    1. I am delighted to hear that you had a lovely walk around the Baltic Sea with your wife, Regina. I can only imagine how beautiful it must have been to walk along the paths by the sea – a peaceful time of reflection and lots of exercise. I agree with your wife! There are times when we MUST unplug our phones and computers and simply be in the moment. I look forward to reading your post! Take care and say hello to Regina!

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  4. Thoreau is one of my profoundest inspirations. There is simply no substitute for the experience of wild spaces, no matter how small; for such is a transcendental experience. Your recitations of his words always move me. 🙂

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    1. I remember the first time my father talked about the transcendental writers. He especially liked this quote: “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” And now you know where I get my love of quotes. I find that when words are spoken aloud the air around us enhances the message. Thank you so much for your heartening comments – so very much appreciated.

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  5. A two minute feast Rebecca- the video, music, words came together into something quite spiritual. You are right instead of reaching for and/or worrying about the future (or the past) we need to learn to live in the now and be grateful for it.

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    1. Paul – how very well said. This past week I was looking at several book lists and found that, with exception, there was a title that spoke about finding harmony and well-being. I believe that your thought on gratitude is the key to being present and at peace with ourselves and with others . When we are thankful, the other “stuff” gets pushed aside. Thank you for joining me in Walden. Always enjoy your company.

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  6. Thank you, Rebecca!
    I needed that nature walk, and recitation.
    When you see what Tim posts tonight… at least he said tonight, you will know why.
    I find your vice reassuring, calming and just plain beautiful! {{{hugs}}}

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    1. Oh, how very well said. Life continues to go “Zoom Zoom.” My sister, Sarah, believes that there is a scientific explanation that suggests that time goes faster as we age. It is definitely the rub!!

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  7. So beautiful, Rebecca. There’s nothing like nature to bring us peace, comfort, and a sense of belonging. We are not “on” this planet, but “of” it. Nature is our true home. Thanks for the lovely way to start my day. ❤

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    1. I am delighted that we met up in nature, Diana. I especially appreciated you thought that we are “of” nature. We belong to the soil beneath our feet, to the air that surrounds us, to the sun that gathers us in warmth, and to the moon that gives light in the darkness. Sending many hugs your way.

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