Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

fledglinghuntingWhen despair for the world grows for me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake rests,
in his beauty on the water,
and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things,
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief,
I come into the presence of still water,
and I feel above me the dayblind stars,
waiting with their light,
for a time, I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.

(”The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry)

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If you don’t like ants–if ants give you ants in your pants, do not watch this video.
It’r right out of Weird Theatre, which means, naturally, I like it.
I like it a lot.

ant-views from Jörg Brönnimann on Vimeo.

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These are real photographs, not paintings (From the Beauty Files)

Portland Head Light, Sunrise


Sunrise, Rockland Harbor, Maine

sunriseSunrise, Kailua Beach


Red Dragon
red dragonSummer Solstice Sunset,
Kittery Point Harbor, Maine,
Pix by photographer Richard VanWort,

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The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan

strong>Words of wisdom from Philo of Alexandria, a first century Jewish philosopher, with commentary by jitterbugger, a 21rst century guy:

“BE KIND, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle,” Philo said.

And, indeed, life is hard, so hard that some moments–some hours, days, weeks or months or even years–it’s such a struggle as to feel like a “great battle” being waged within our very souls.
We need all the kindness we can get.
The people we encounter need all the kindness they can get.
I’m doing the best I can each and every day, and so are you, and so are our friends and loved ones and coworkers and bosses and the people stuck in traffic and the strangers in the elevator who quietly have a million thoughts or concerns or worries or anxieties spinning around in their heads.
We’re all doing the best we can, and we’re all broken people in need of God’s grace.
“Be kind.”

Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other, and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts . . . “

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(For Adam McKay)

Holy holy holy Lord
holy holy holy

for everything that lives is holy
everything that is, is holy
in its early innocence
as a clear and shining stream
a child or lamb at play in the early sun;
in wholeness too of honey
lovely leaning earth
or father welcoming a long-lost son

Holy holy holy Lord
holy holy holy
World is full of glory
Praise Praise

Blessed are those who love the turning earth
who celebrate the sun and air
and seek a true creative god

Blessed are those who find each other’s good
who share and generate their joys
and care, through pain and weakness

Blessed are those who strive for justice, peace
who keep the fires of hope alight
in a world of dark and danger

Blessed are those who transcend fear
who live abundantly in face of death
and look for the life to come

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“Beauty will save the world” — Doestevsky

So many fantastic colors: Pretty pictures by photographer Lawrence Paiken:


Beauty will save the world.”
—- Doestevsky

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Happy Friday from jitterbuggingforjesus.com & Satchmo


I see trees of green, red roses too,
I see them bloom, for me and you.
And I think to myself… what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue, and clouds of white,
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night.
And I think to myself… what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky,
Also the faces of people going by.
I see friends shaking hands, say how do you do?
They’re really saying, I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow,
They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know.
And I think to myself… what a wonderful world.

Yes I think to myself… what a wonderful world.

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