Encountering destiny

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As usual in NC at this time of year, we quickly skipped spring and moved in to summer. Happy 80 degree days and sunshine-filled late afternoons!

The weather is one great blessing considering the amount of books and papers and projects that surround me at the moment. These photos were all taken Easter Sunday on a long walk with David through the Duke gardens.

“Most of us are not raised to actively encounter our destiny. We may not know that we have one. As children, we are seldom told we have a place in life that is uniquely ours alone. Instead, we are encouraged to believe that our life should somehow fulfill the expectations of others, that we will (or should) find our satisfactions as they have found theirs. Rather than being taught to ask ourselves who we are, we are schooled to ask others. We are, in effect, trained to listen to others’ versions of ourselves. We are brought up in our life as told to us by someone else! When we survey our lives, seeking to fulfill our creativity, we often see we had a dream that went glimmering because we believed, and those around us believed, that the dream was beyond our reach. Many of us would have been, or at least might have been, done, tried something, if…
If we had known who we really were.”- Julia Cameron

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