joy, in spite of everything . . .

“My personal motto has always been: Joy in spite of everything. Not just [mindless] joy, but joy in spite of everything. Recognizing the inequities and the suffering and the corruption and all that but refusing to let it rain on my parade. And I advocate this to other people.”

 

~Tom Robbinsbev-swartz-68
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Does anything happen by coincidence?

“I don’t think that anything happens by coincidence… No one is here by accident… Everyone who crosses our path has a message for us. Otherwise they would have taken another path, or left earlier or later. The fact that these people are here means that they are here for some reason”…”

~Redfield

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in truth we had found the key . . .

“In truth we had found the key
But its application would unravel this mystery . . .”

 
~A Passage in Time
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bevin-soloman-providence-17This photograph was taken in Providence, RI with the wildly talented international belly dancer, Bevin Soloman.