Month: September 2018

Living Arts Weekly: Preparing

September 30, 2018 Little squirrel up in the tree, runs along the branch so free Gathering nuts to nibble and crunch, saving them for winter’s lunch! Won’t you stop and play with me? No, no, no, I’m busy you see! This time of year calls us to prepare. Like the approaching cold months urging the squirrel …

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Living Arts Weekly: Transforming

September 23, 2018 “Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar This week begins with the Autumn Equinox and ends with Michaelmas! All around us we see signs of transformation at this time of year. The equinox is the time at …

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Living Arts Weekly: Turning

September 16, 2018 The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down  – Helen Hunt Jackson As summer turns to autumn, the fall fruits are ready to be picked. Apples, pears peaches and plums fill our bushel baskets and our bellies. My mother-in-law and I …

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Living Arts Weekly: Harvesting

September 9, 2018 With every deed you are sewing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.  – Ella Wheeler Wilcox Although it’s still pretty hot and steamy in my neck of the woods, I sense the coming of fall. This transition into Autumn, when the light is starting to diminish, calls us to  …

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Living Arts Weekly: Laboring

September 2, 2018 The firewood you chop warms you twice. – Old English Proverb One of my favorite stories to share with young children is the Little Red Hen. The simple, sweet repetition draws them into the story as the process of transforming wheat to bread takes place, and they love the poetic justice of …

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