"An open grateful heart attracts more of what one wants in life."
Tempe, AZ, USA
committed relationship, 3 children
Joined Jul 17, 2008
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Robert Burns was very popular in the USSR. In 1956, to mark the 160th anniversary of Burns’ death, the Soviet Union commissioned a commemorative stamp, making it the first country to honour the poet in such a way.
There are more public statues of Robert Burns around the world than any other writer.
The Guinness Book of World Records recognises Burns’ Auld Lang Syne as one of the three most popular songs in the English Language, eclipsed only by Happy Birthday, and For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow.
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||Jul 17, 2008
||Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause
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||Sincere seeker, a mystic and an artist.
I know the continued presence of life on our planet depends upon the humble honey bee.
I know that my true joys in life come from giving and receiving love, on loving and being loved.
||Introduce yourself to Fiona
senior rescue cat
Raw as much as possible
|Wild Fact About Me
||Choosing simplicity & gratitude in this moment.
Faith that having confidence in success insures success.
Former cloistered nun.
SDS during the Viet Nam War. I used to drive a Mustang Mach 1 with a 351 Cleveland Engine.
||This is a quotation that is going to be most important in my life:
"There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama & the people who create it and surround yourself with the people that make you laugh so hard, you fart! After all happiness will never come to those who don’t appreciate what they already have."
I value myself by living with integrity. I live in fervent love for Our Mother Earth.
|What Gives Me Hope
||DAWN...all the sunrises I have seen & hope to see.
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||I have no interest in being a politician but I would be a devoted assistant to Senator Bernie Sanders if I were asked.
|What/who changed my life and why
||Learning about the female Buddha, Kwan Yin, while studying Asian art history.
Reading: 'A Whale for the Killing" by Farley Mowat. In this book about a humpback whale, Mowat describes touching one of these precious animals in the water. Mowat writes "His skin was so warm." I swam in the middle of a pod of humpbacks off the north shore of Bermuda. I touched a humpback mother and her calf. It was a moment of enlightenment, a moment of knowing that we are all connected WHEN I touched the warm skin of these animals.
"Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason" by Caroline Myss
Dedicated people I have met on Care 2.
|What Bugs Me
Rudeness in all its forms,
Living fully in the present,
Spiritual growth and Spiritual guidance,
The sounds of moving water,
a gentle breeze,
The United States Founding Fathers,
the beauty of nature,
Kindness in the face of hate,
|What Scares Me
Joan of Arc,
||"May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need."
(Buddhist mentality - the bodhisattva heart)
"Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the person with whom you are angry to die." Buddha
"These temple-destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of
"All other animals except the human, acquire things because of need. Humans only are motivated by greed." Farley Mowat
"Dreams do come true. Without that possibility nature would not cause us to have them." John Updike
"Slow down and enjoy life." Eddie Cantor
"Logic will take you from A to Z. Imagination will take you everywhere else." Albert Einstein
"Learn to be silent, Let your quiet mind, listen and absorb." Pythagoras
"Do not believe what you have heard
Do not believe in tradition
Do not believe in anything spoken of many times
Do not believe in written statements
Do not believe in conjecture
Do not believe in authority, teachers, or elders.
But after careful observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and it will benefit one and all, then accept it and live by it." Buddha
Ecology and Sustainability,
Mythology / Folklore
When God Was A Woman,
The Golden Bough (Frazer),
Virgil's Bucolic on Bees,
Art history books,
Grimm's Fairy Tales,
The Elder Edda Viking Saga,
Current events: historical fact based,
Southern rock...you can't get any better,
War Protest Songs,
The Moody Blues,
Charlie Daniels Band,
Creedance Clearwater Revival,
Blue Oyster Cult,
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN,
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?,
The Wind That Shakes The Barley,
Thelma and Louise,
Dead Man Walking,
The Green Mile
The Outer Planets,
|Can't Live Without
loving and being loved,
friends and family,
Quiet time to reflect and think,
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