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When Spring seems long in coming, we suffer awaiting the warmer temperatures, the appearance of blossoms and migrating birds. This year has seemed especially hard, with tempests and storms and the lashing of severe temperatures and precipitation falling upon us. We long to feel the warm sun shining on our heads, and to see and smell the blossoms in our gardens.
We long to see the birds building their nests, and once again plant seeds in the spring mud. We feel gratitude for all the faces of life on this sacred planet, and know that when she is ready, earth will awaken in the Northern Hemisphere to the call of spring, as she closes down in her winter cocoons in the Southern Hemisphere. We thank Mother Nature for her constancy and honor her timetables. more
Even though we still have snow on the ground in Maine, we were blessed with the appearance of dozens of robins this week - hopefully a herald of spring. Last month we ran a feature on the problem of human trafficking by Maureen Spagnolo.
As well as sharing bits about inspirational inventions or musical events, we want to get the word out about things we can do to help the world. Our prayers are with those at the Sochi Olympics right now, hoping that the model of worldwide friendship reflected in the games can help with greater understanding and harmony across the world. Please enjoy this issue of Significato. Blessings to all. more
The wonderful thing about a year's ending, is that it is right next to a new year's beginning. As we reach the end of this year, and review our personal lives, and the state of the planet, there are many things we can resolve to let go of that no longer serve us, and improvements we can make right now for the sake of all. Mr. Mandela's advice is particularly fitting at this time. At any moment we can decide to begin anew, calling in attributes that will enhance our lives and those around us. May love flower in the hearts of humanity, and transform this beautiful earth into a place of harmony and peace. Blessings to all in 2014. more
Eleanor Roosevelt's words resonate just right as the year 2013 winds down. The leaves in the northern hemisphere are falling while new growth begins in the southern hemisphere. The universe carries on in its inimitable way while human beings seek deliverance from confusion and sorrow. We pray our consciences may indeed grow tender, for that may be the key to solving everything. We wish you blessings. more
The summer has finished, the autumnal equinox has passed, the harvest moon has waxed and waned, and we are slowly feeling cooler temperatures! To quell your shivering, Peter has written about the warmest coat in the world. Maureen has more excellent photography advice, and we have a sampling of poetry and music. Plus, we have joyous news about beagles freed from laboratories. Enjoy! more
This is the last week of August, and even though there is another month of summer, the fact that schools are opening again makes us feel like the summer is coming to an end. Take that last swim, that last hour of sun-bathing, eat another bowl of fresh blueberries, or sleep out under the stars while you still can. Enjoy! more
Happy Lammas Day Everybody! Lammas comes from the Old English word, "loaf-mass", a bygone harvest celebration. It is the day - officially August 1st - although this year it was August 6 - that falls between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox, heralding the half-way point of North American summer. Featuring the joyous face of the sunflower seems apropos for this. Savor this weather as our planet gently tilts its bashful face again. more
Beloved Friends: In the state of Maine we have had cold rainy days and sweltering sunny days, and all the different kinds of summer weather in between. We hope you have been managing where ever you are. We are offering video links now, and are excited to promote our first one with the poetry of a young Arab girl. To cope with life on the planet Earth, sometimes HUMOR comes in handy too. So we've included morsels of passion, humor, music, and more in this week's Significato feast. Enjoy! more
Gentle Readers... it is Spring, on this Memorial Day, except in upstate New York, which got three feet of snow on Whiteface Mountain, and in Iowa, which experienced serious flooding. We almost feel guilty, since here in Portland, Maine, we went to Crescent Beach in our shirtsleeves and saw people sunning themselves in their bathing suits. We could say "bathing costumes", but we won't.
On this Memorial Day, we want to honor all people who gave their lives in service to a greater good. We hope that one day, such sacrifice will no longer be necessary. more
“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
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Tag Cloud~ A Chortle of Humor ~ A Concatenation of Software ~ A Dram of Health ~ A Meditation of Spirituality ~ A Murmuration of Movies ~ A Parliament of Quotes ~ A Potpourri of Resources ~ A Soupçon of Foodieness ~ A Worship of Writers and Books ~ An Antiquity of Bygone Writings ~ An Ecstasy of Nature ~ An Exaltation of Music ~ An Illumination of Art ~ An Incredulity of Cool Stuff ~ CD Review ~ Children's Stories ~ Culture ~ Economy ~ Education ~ Environment ~ Family ~ Film ~ Freedom and Human Rights ~ From the Back Porch ~ HeartQuestions ~ Interviews ~ Letters from the Compassionate Pugilist ~ Music Review ~ MusicViews - Music as a Bloodstream ~ One Longfellow Square ~ Peace ~ PhotoVoyance ~ Plays ~ Poetry ~ Service ~ Short Stories and Novellas ~ The Culture of Kindness ~ The Green Wheel ~