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Guide Our Feet into the Way of Peace, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:79 “Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.” ~ Japanese Proverb ~ Since last Tuesday I’ve felt like I have been living in a vacuum - you know that feeling of emptiness and void. I’ve had writer’s block like I’ve not had in a long,… Continue reading Guide Our Feet into the Way of Peace, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Empty Chairs, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“…This chair, this empty chair where you belong, right in front of me once again, I miss you. “ ~ Alex ~ Reflecting Pool and Gate of Time, a memorial marking the time of the bombing – 9:03 AM April 19, 1999 Each chair represents an empty chair at the dinner table in the homes… Continue reading Empty Chairs, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Explore. Dream. Discover., by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain ~ In the days of sailing, when maritime… Continue reading Explore. Dream. Discover., by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Sigh of History Rises Over Ruins, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes…” ~ Derek Walcott ~ What child thinks about being an archeologist as a career path when they grow up? This little girl for one. I have always been fascinated with history. I don’t mean the kind where a droning teacher or professor stands before the… Continue reading The Sigh of History Rises Over Ruins, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Sky is the Daily Bread of My Eyes, by Beverly Hicks Burch

"The sky is the daily bread of my eyes.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ I was conflicted today. The sky is truly the daily bread on my life and probably your life also. But, as Konrad Adenauer said, “We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizons.” Can anything… Continue reading The Sky is the Daily Bread of My Eyes, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Life is Easy to Chronicle, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice.” ~ E. M. Forster, from A Room with a View ~ When I look at today’s Picture of the Day and quote, I think of a phrase that is common in today’s slang and vernacular… “True that…” Life can be truly easy to chronicle, especially in… Continue reading Life is Easy to Chronicle, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The End of the World, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.” ~ Richard Bach ~ I have a treasure trove of pictures dating back more years than I care to count…long before the word “digital” was even thought about. Many were taken with a SRL 35mm Pentax I owned at the time… Continue reading The End of the World, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Wolves of Insignificance From the Door, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.” ~ Saul Bellow ~ “ I was going through my portable hard drive this morning and rediscovered this image. It’s one of my favorites…I love doors, they hold mysteries behind their closed portals in my opinion. I apologize if you have seen… Continue reading The Wolves of Insignificance From the Door, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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I Saw Life and it was Something Real…and it was Something Private, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“There it was before her - life. Life: she thought but she did not finish her thought. She took a look at life, for she had a clear sense of it there, something real, something private…” ~ To the Lighthouse, Virginia Wolfe ~ Some of you may recognize this spot. Yes, it was taken at… Continue reading I Saw Life and it was Something Real…and it was Something Private, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Winter’s Bone Structure, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” ~ Andrew Wyeth ~ A little over three years ago Tall & Handsome and I went to Minnesota to spend Thanksgiving with… Continue reading Winter’s Bone Structure, by Beverly Hicks Burch