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The Sunshine Observer: SO… V:77

Practical Life

Today we celebrate our 3rd anniversary of living on Sunshine Lane. No regrets. Yay!

Fall weather is pushing our buttons. Rain, wind and cold mixed with a few sunny days. The whole island lost power last week for a day due to high winds and downed trees. We prepared today for another wind event coming tomorrow with projected sustained winds of 30 mph and 60 mph gusts. We tucked in any potential projectiles and filled every bucket with water. Not having water is the biggest bummer when the power goes out. Our shared well is close to being generator ready, but not quite. Fingers crossed the only thing we lose tomorrow is power and none of the 100’ trees near the house or garage come down.
In case you were wondering, Chester and Henry the pheasants, continue to hang out on the property while the hunters lurk just beyond the fence line. We have started feeding them. There are so many birds that frequent our feeders, a few more add to the diversity.


There is something innate in humans that has us seek to belong. This belonging can be easily manipulated by political agendas creating “us vs them” situations. A long time ago I gave up the democratic party. Not that I don’t believe in many of the principals, but because I feel belonging to a party creates divisiveness, forgetting we are humans first.  I believe in letting our voices be heard, through protest or other means. However, the idea that because we disagree on 1, 2 or even 10 things makes the other an enemy is ridiculous. Regardless of whether you agree or are in opposition to an opinion, remember, we are humans first. Most humans are not evil.


Onto our 5-minute meditation following the phases of the Moon.

Waxing moon increasing in light moving toward crescent.


“If you want to know your past, look at your present. If you want to know your future, look at your present” -Buddha


Welcome dreams,
and visions of beauty.

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