Good morning.

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Good morning.

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Good morning.

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Good morning.

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Good morning.

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Attached to things.

I get attached to things.

While I don’t consider myself a hoarder, I do still have a teddy bear from when I was a child whose mouth & fur around the paws have worn off.

I bought this t-shirt from a thrift store back in 2001

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It is my favorite t-shirt
And the collar & hem are fraying, & there are holes all over it now

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*sigh*

At some point, I’m gonna have to let it go.

I get so attached to things.
I wear my clothes & use my things pretty hard.

Here are a few photos from a recent walk

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I have about 300 photos on my phone now
And am experiencing some technical difficulties which may require the phone to be “wiped clean”
And it remains to be seen wether the photos, contact info, & downloads will be “saved”

A challenge for this critter who gets attached to things
But I suppose good practice in letting go.

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It’s that time of year, anyhow, Autumn, the Metal time – the season of/for keeping only what is essential, then letting the rest go.

May as well surrender to the unfolding of things.

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Marco says that’s a wise plan.


True riches.

Nikki McClure is an artist
I respect & appreciate her work
I don’t remember the image she created that went along with the phrase which sticks in my head:

“Know your true riches”

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I’ve been rolling around this phrase in my head recently, actively looking around at my life
Recognizing these true riches

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Eyes that can see the gorgeous Autumn light

Or feeling the breeze on my skin, hearing the leaves rustling while on a hike

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Sometimes, the camera isn’t available to capture certain events, or would be disturbing

Like on the recent Land Trust walk…
At a certain point on the hike, we paused, settling down to talk when a large doe came up
We had both sat down near a well-travelled deer path
She wasn’t spooked, she didn’t bolt
She was SO beautiful
And she stood there for a bit, even coming closer before heading up the hill a ways to walk around us.

It wasn’t the time for the camera
It was time for Being With.

And later, towards the end of the walk, a handsome Leopard frog was seen.
Again, just Being With.

Know your true riches.

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Or hanging out with an Ancient, like Genuine kitty.

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Or with a friend who is a skilled pie maker-baker

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Or hearing the sound of a waterfall
(I wish I knew how to upload videos… Dang)

I may not be able to get a car loan with these riches…
But it’s good to recognize
How connected I am with others
Even if I don’t feel rooted

It’s good practice for me to actively cultivate knowing my true riches.


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