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Jenie
There is beauty everywhere but not everyone sees it. Look around you.
On a quest to experience and record (at least) a thousand beautiful things
Interests: Art, Travel, Philosophy, Writing, Literature, Nature, Cooking, Daily Living
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This Christmas has been simpler. Less hustle, more cuddles, fewer presents, more presence, less food, healthier choices, and I left all the obstinate "musts" and "shoulds" to duke it out amongst themselves. Meanwhile, I lounged in a cozy corner and smiled and giggled and had tea with "this-feels-good-let's-do-more-of this." But... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at A Thousand Beautiful Things
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Last weekend I stayed in a house I had never visited before, but the Lily of the Valley placed next to my bed made me feel instantly at home. The sweet fragrance of the tiny, bell-shaped blooms recall early summer days spent with my paternal grandmother, Bea. She loved the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at A Thousand Beautiful Things
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At the end of the band Oasis' track "Get Off Your High Horse, Lady" there are several seconds during which you hear only the sound of footsteps on gravel. This sound brought to mind a strange combination of vivid memories; my grandparents' gravel driveway and the sound of cars arriving... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at A Thousand Beautiful Things
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"It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by meditating under the solemnity of the night sky...a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe." - Victor Hugo One of the first rituals I encountered in India was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at A Thousand Beautiful Things
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As I looked forward to the New York Botanical Garden's 2013 Orchid Show, I thought about the term 'hot house flowers' and what that name implied. The need to control came to mind and an image of a Victorian desire to capture and manipulate nature for mans' own pleasure. But... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at A Thousand Beautiful Things
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On the train from Providence to New York City, I think of my seventeen year old self on the TGV hurtling through the French countryside, my cheek pressed up against the glass of the window, crying from homesickness. I spent the entire trip from Avignon to Paris gazing out the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at A Thousand Beautiful Things
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“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ― Oscar Wilde Driving out of Delhi toward Agra, the site of the Taj Mahal, you pass the shanty towns where the most impoverished try to survive despite a lack of clean water, heat sources,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at A Thousand Beautiful Things