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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 24, 2017

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If you’re lucky to be
driving along Highway 1
and reach Pigeon Point
on a clear day in Spring
it might strike you
as a pretty place.

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Ann Maglinte

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 10, 2017

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THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the ninth in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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The Fringe Tree

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by Sharon Brown on March 1, 2017

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A snipe hunt is a form of wild-goose chase, a practical joke that people like to tease unsuspecting newcomers with. It is the practice of making fun by giving them an impossible or imaginary task. It happened to me like this.

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Winds Of Eternity

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by Viktoria Vidali on February 24, 2017

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It is winter.

In the early morning I place lichen-covered
twigs that have fallen from the old madrones
into the blackened stove, slowly
adding dry pine that catches quickly
to fill the cold, dark cabin with
redeeming light.
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Joanna Zjawinska

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by Viktoria Vidali on February 10, 2017

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THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the eighth in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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Root Cellars & Bright City Lights

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by Sharon Brown on February 1, 2017

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I was scared to death of Gramma Ell’s root cellar. I swear it felt like darkness pushed down on me as soon as I entered and the scent of it crept into my nose and filled my ears with worms and dirt. I would stand at the door, one toe and one hand reaching carefully into the darkness while the other foot planted itself firmly on the last inch of daylight and the other hand glued itself to the door frame. The hand that was reaching into the darkness was searching for the cord to turn on the single low watt bulb, the only light source. The searching toe was making sure there was still a floor to stand on beneath all that dark.
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Fire And Age

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by Viktoria Vidali on January 24, 2017

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The so-called miraculous powers of a great master are a natural accompaniment to his exact understanding of subtle laws that operate in the inner cosmos of consciousness. ~ Paramahamsa Yogananda
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Lorenzo Vidali

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by Viktoria Vidali on January 10, 2017

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THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the seventh in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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All About Sassafras

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by Sharon Brown on January 1, 2017

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Do you like gumbo? How about hot tea? There’s nothing better on a cold winter day than hot soups and hot drinks. How does sassafras enter into the picture? Climb up the mountain with Aunt Bett and me and we’ll tell you.
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The Fireside Of Love

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by Viktoria Vidali on December 24, 2016

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After three long days of rain
our parched valley is green again
and for a moment it feels like Spring.
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