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December 3, 2013 § 1 Comment

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”  – Leo Toystoy

 

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Large Original Oil Landscape, Forest, Fir Trees, Road,Shirin Mackeson

Large Original Oil Landscape, Forest, Fir Trees, Road,Shirin Mackeson

https://www.etsy.com/listing/74897324/large-original-oil-landscape-forest-fir

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“Forgive and forget is the divine ideal. Grappling with the hurt while biting your tongue and struggling to refuse justifiable vengeance―that’s closer to human reality.”  – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Spirit Lake Morning....Idaho...wind soughing through the trees...plein air

Spirit Lake Morning….Idaho…wind soughing through the trees…plein air

https://www.etsy.com/listing/170125197/spirit-lake-morningidahowind-soughing

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“Relief is a great feeling.

It’s the emotional and physical reward we receive from our bodies upon alleviation of pain, pressure and struggle. A time to bask in the lack of the negative.

And yet, think about it—relief is really the status quo, a negation of the suffering, anothing in itself. It is the way things were before the pressure and struggle began.

So, is it a step back? A regression?

Or is it an opportunity to regroup, start over, and move in a different direction?

Use your moment of relief well.”  – Vera Nazarian

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Large Original oil painting impressionist realism "The Majority of One", Forest 18 x 24

Large Original oil painting impressionist realism “The Majority of One”, Forest 18 x 24

https://www.etsy.com/listing/171433599/large-original-oil-painting

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“In the midst of aches in the joints, anxiety over the payment of bills, concern for the safety of those you love, envy of the rich, fear of robbers, dog-weariness at the end of a long day, and the unacceptable slipping away of youth, there does occasionally appear, like a ray of light piercing the clouds, a moment of joy. Perhaps you have entered the house and sat down before removing your boots. A friend has pressed a drink into your hands, and is telling you the latest news. You see from his face that he’s glad you’ve come in; and you are glad too. Glad to be sitting down, glad of the warming glow of the dirnk, glad of your friend’s furrowed brow and eager speech. For this moment, nothing more is required. It is in its way unimprovable. This is what I mean by the Great Enough.”  – William Nicholson

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