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Sacred Touches

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Lady Autumn, Queen of the Harvest



“Lady Autumn, Queen of the Harvest
I have seen You in the setting Sun
with Your long auburn tresses…
You sit upon Your throne and watch
the dying fires of the setting Sun
shine forth its final colors in the sky…
Lady Autumn, You are here at last…”

– Deirdre Akins






photo credit: Flickpicpete
Text & image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees

It never crossed my mind . . .



“I read and walked for miles at night along the beach,
writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly
for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness
and change my life. It never crossed my mind
that that person could be me. ”

~Anna Quindlen





Artist~Marta Orlowska
Text & image source: Moonlight Serenade

Promise Yourself……Always.


“Promise Yourself…👼Always.
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”

~Christian D. Larson




Image credit: The Long Road by Robert Louden
Text & image source: Rest in the Arms of Angels ·

You have traveled too fast over false ground;


“You have traveled too fast over false ground;
Now your soul has come to take you back.

Take refuge in your senses, open up
To all the small miracles you rushed through.

Become inclined to watch the way of rain
When it falls slow and free.

Imitate the habit of twilight,
Taking time to open the well of color
That fostered the brightness of day.

Draw alongside the silence of stone
Until its calmness can claim you.”

~John O’Donohue







Artist~ Chris Barnes
Text & image source: Moonlight Serenade