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Thank you so much for recording your voice to your most precious words. I have enjoyed listening today. What a gift to us all πŸ’•

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Thank you so much for listening, Lissa! I'm so happy it resonated with you. Heading back into the woods right now. :)

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Hello turtle totem sister! 🐒🐒 Beautiful photos but what really struck me about this post is the children's book. I sat here for a minute with that deja vu feeling and then I remembered! My favorite children's book my mother read to me had the same flowers on the cover. It was about a cat who waits all year for spring to come again. I hadn't thought about the book in years.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2508735.LITTLE_PUSSYCAT_A_LITTLE_GOLDEN_BOOK

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Hello! And I love this so much! Margaret Wise Brown wrote that book and so many others. Such a wonderful writer. Hard to get the words to "Goodnight Moon" out of my head after having read it so many times. :) IDK why, but bits and pieces of children's books keep coming into my consciousness lately. Thx for sharing! xoxo

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Oh I love Goodnight Moon. It's a classic. Children's stories are so soothing. And it's fun to read them to your significant other if you don't have children. Thanks for the memories! πŸ’œ

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Another beaut! Stunning photos! The ones with the two trees reminds me of this old Bulgarian song:

I saw two old beech trees

Embracing in the forest

From root to the crown twined in desire

Not winds, nor strong storms

Can break them apart

For centuries drinking the nectar of love

The song: https://youtu.be/2g9KMP4GK8E?si=GGeogfguPZZ-p7bu

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Thank you, Tonika! And what a beautiful song!! Nature is amazing and I love what humans can create when inspired by her beauty. πŸ’š

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Gorgeous photos!!

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Thank you, Josie! I must have taken hundreds over the past few weeks! πŸ’š

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As a high energy person....stillness is a challenge. I do find getting in the zone with nature, music or art helps immensely. Time is the most interesting subject and so subjective to our moods, whereabouts and desires. How long 5 minutes can be in the dentist's chair. LOL. I've been thinking breathwork and meditation should be my prescription. Lovely heartfelt piece and your photos are paintings. Thank you.

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I hear you! I used to be in constant motion. I never thought I'd be able to meditate but it's been so healing for me. Ditto breath work. And, of course, walking in the woods! Thank you for reading. πŸ’š

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I used to meditate...but then marriage, family, work, building our house took up all the space I had. Now I am retired (sort of) with no excuses. I often think the things we resist and put off are the most necessary. Thanks for reinforcement! I'm on it!!

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May the Force be with you!! xo

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Barbara Sinclair

this is truly a lovely piece of writing and the photos, especially of the many-colored forest floor?!?@!! Beautiful. Barbara, one of the best or at least for me, inspiring posts for a long time. Keep reminding me that Nature is the best source to find healing--i literally felt calmer reading your own quiet woodlands adventure into silence, , gift of a bard, my friend. fwiw...................

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Jeanne, thank you so much for this touching comment. Truly. It took me forever to write it because I kept going for another walk, another sit by the Pond, more and more photos and thoughts, piling on top of each other. I'm so glad it resonated with you. It was medicine for me to experience and then to share about it. That forest floor literally stopped me in my tracks!! Lol, I had to look up fwiw... πŸ˜‚ Your comment is worth gold to me. πŸ’›

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Oct 29, 2023Liked by Barbara Sinclair

Amen!! I do use my phone as I don't have a computer. But it doesn't bother me. I look forward to these posts. I too stepped away from becoming immersed in " current events" of any sort. And of course it's not that I don't care. I believe deep in my heart THIS world, this realm isn't meant to be changed. It's here to change us.... grow us. We are in this world but not of it.. just my personal belief. Yelling, holding signs, post memes, podcasts, wars ( πŸ˜’) NOTHING CHANGES. We can only lead and live our lives accordingly. People grow WHEN ready NOT because someone demands them to🀣 its hilarious to think otherwise. Thank you for your beautiful shares as always. I love you my sweetest friend. Xoxoxox always in my heart and thoughts. πŸ’—

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Thank you, Jamie, for sharing your thoughts and for always so lovingly supporting my writing (and me.) You have such a beautiful tender heart. I love you so much! I have something planned for you. Will share in another space. πŸ’—πŸ’—

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Barbara Sinclair

You dooooooo???? πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— exciting πŸ₯°πŸ₯° xo

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My πŸ‘„ are sealed! πŸ₯°

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Barbara Sinclair

Amen, amen!

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Oct 29, 2023Liked by Barbara Sinclair

This is so beautifully written....I was mesmerized!! But I especially like listening to your podcast, you have a soothing, hypnotic way of writing and reading your works. Thank you for this interlude of peacefulness.

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Thank you for listening, dear Linda! You surely understand, living in the same postcard that I do. Hope to see you soon! πŸ’šπŸ’š

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Dear Barbara, I resonate so deeply with this post. This morning, I was contemplating so many of the same things you mentioned here. Thank you for articulating this so beautifully. This message is simply stunning and one of my favorite things you’ve written. I’m going to reread this a few more times.

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Thank you so so much, dear Amanda! You were actually in my thoughs while I was writing it. It blows my mind and gives me hope that someone young such as yourself - with four growing children - cares so deeply about the Natural World and is sharing your love of her with them. You amaze me! Much Love to you, my friend. πŸ’š

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Thank you, dear friend!

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Thanks for reading, J.R. Same to you! Hope you are well. πŸ’š

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Thank you so much for reading/listening, Cathy! And welcome to The Quaking Poplar 🌳! What a blessing to live in the woods by a river. I'm so happy it brought a bit of calm to your day. πŸ’š

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