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  • bears (polar, black)
  • caracals
  • cats
  • chickadees (black-capped, mountain)
  • chipmunks
  • cougars
  • dogs
  • dolphins
  • ducks
  • elephants
  • european/eurasian badgers
  • foxes
  • giraffes
  • goats
  • macaws
  • meerkats
  • orangutans
  • otters
  • owls (tawny, barn)
  • puffins
  • quetzals (resplendent, golden-headed)
feb 22 2015 ∞
apr 4 2022 +
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  • It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative - which ever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it. (Sylvia Plath)
  • My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude. (Albert Einstein)
  • Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. (May Sarton)
  • Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and borin...
may 6 2015 ∞
feb 23 2022 +
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  • a scenic drive when I'm a passenger in the vehicle
  • animals
  • flowers around the house
  • going to the symphony
  • lovely little gardens
  • museums
  • pancakes with maple syrup
  • rainy nights
  • reading and really getting into the story
  • solitary walks at pretty parks with lots of trees
  • strawberries
  • the smell of rain
  • train rides
  • trees
  • warm fresh rolls or biscuits with butter
  • watching distant lightning at night
  • watching the little brown rabbits on the lawn
oct 25 2014 ∞
mar 28 2022 +
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  • amaranthine
  • amethyst
  • apothecary
  • biscuit
  • café
  • cauldron
  • charm
  • cocoa
  • collection
  • confections
  • cookery
  • dell
  • eclectic
  • elfin
  • fig
  • flicker
  • folklore
  • lamppost
  • lantern
  • menagerie
  • milk
jan 15 2019 ∞
may 16 2022 +
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  • It's a higher power trying to tell me through bunnies that we're all gonna die. (Anya, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Look, would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now? (Arthur, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
  • Ford, you're turning into a penguin. Stop it. (Arthur, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
  • Friends don't let friends walk through ancient labyrinths drunk. (Catwoman)
  • Shady Pines, Ma! (Dorothy, The Golden Girls)
  • Emby Mellay? That's not a name, it's a bad Scrabble hand. (Tom Servo, Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • Father, you're just not human.
    • Of course I'm not human. I'm a cat . (Sylvester Jr. and Sylvester, Birds of a Father, Looney Tunes)
  • You've been the raspberry seed in my wisd...
oct 23 2014 ∞
jan 14 2022 +
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  • rainfall
  • the wind
  • the rumbling of thunder
  • a cat purring
  • most cats' meows
  • crackling firewood
  • sleet pecking on the windows
  • the babbling or rushing of brooks, rivers, and waterfalls
  • distant train whistles
  • the hooting of most owls
  • the wind blowing through a forest or grove of trees
  • leaves rustling in the wind
  • walking through dry, crunchy leaves on the ground in autumn
  • a fan
  • the soft, gentle sounds a turkey hen makes
  • the violin and cello
  • certain men's speaking voices
jan 15 2019 ∞
mar 27 2022 +
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"Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." (John Muir)

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." (John Ruskin)

jul 4 2019 ∞
mar 12 2022 +
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  • Flora's Secret by Enya
  • I Love You by Sarah McLachlan
  • Song For a Winter's Night by Sarah McLachlan
  • The Memory of Trees by Enya
  • True Colors by Cyndi Lauper
  • Wild Child by Enya
  • Windsong by John Denver
nov 13 2019 ∞
jan 14 2022 +