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Laine
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Dreamer, Photographer, Writer, Wanderer...
Interests: Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, Reading.
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Let's be patient with one another. We are all in this for the long haul and depend on each other to remain safe and healthy. Love and kindness are our best tools to see this through. Love and kindness and patience. Deep breath. Sunrise, Saint Augustine Beach, Yesterday! ©2020 Laine... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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"Anchor the eternity of love in your own soul and embed this planet with goodness. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow its dictates. Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Humans are hardwired for kindness and cooperation. That's how we've gotten this far. That's how we will go even farther. As far as we can imagine! Kindness. Compassion. Empathy. Generosity. We take good care of each other. Let's be patient and trusting - Like the good earth that we share.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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A walk on the beach. Blue sky Ocean Sand Nature stands by. Peaceful Beautiful Sometimes thundering And what are the humans doing? Try to be nice! It is the best way. ©2020 Laine Quinn, St. Augustine Beach, June. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Full Twist Alternate leg stretch ©2020, Laine Quinn Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, St. Augustine Beach Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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We Are all Humans - wonderfully diverse - who emerged from the same continent. The differences, Asian, Indian, Eskimo, Indigenous, so called Whites, Blacks - are just labels - tags - meaningless. All Human life on the planet emerged from the continent now called Africa. People dispersed to all parts... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Yes, we are unfortunately in a time when we must assert loud and clear - that Black Lives Do Matter. Yet all true spiritual and religious traditions and scientific facts proclaim for all to hear that We are all one and one with all. Sure, we are all different colors... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Change is in the air. Compassion and righteous anger are walking the streets of America with Lady Justice. There will be no turning back these pages of history ourstory - no matter what the impeached president says or does. Change is in the air. This isn't 2 dozen people with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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My, oh my! What more Can I say; seeing lilies On the peaceful walk? Surprise lilies in the neighborhood! ©2020Laine Quinn Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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It's Sunday, take the day off! With all of the bad news and incompetence of our government, and missing being close to our loved ones - our hearts get heavy. But that's because of the love in our hearts. Love and compassion and empathy and sorrow. So, take a break.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
I couldn't have said it better... Here's to the Great Realisation! To my e-mail subscribers, just click on the title, "A message From Tom Foolery" to play the video at my blog home page. Thanks Linda for sharing this with me! Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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The Earth is breathing a sigh of relief today, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, because her brainy humans have shut down the engines of pollution. No, it can't go on like this - or can it? (There was a reason that manufacturing left the USA, besides cheap labor -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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It's been over a month since I've been to the beach. Emotions seem to be wrapped up in worry and uncertainty, and I don't miss it in the usual way. But I do miss it! ©Laine Quinn 2019 St. Augustine Beach, sunrise. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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"The shore means many things to many people. Of its varied moods the one usually considered typical is not so at all. The true spirit does not reside in the gentle surf that laps a sun drenched bathing beach on a summer day. Instead, it is on a lonely shore... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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(Sea gull wondering if it is safe to join the others...) *"If social distancing needs to be extended long term, scientists recommend forming an inner circle of uninfected friends and family that you can rely on to maintain social bonds..." Some others call this a pod - forming a pod... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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I've lost my head! Me too! I can't think... I feel like an April Fool! Sorry!! Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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It might happen to you, like it did to me - when you're singing along to an old sad song trying to hold it together - that's when it might hit you - or in the middle of nowhere talking to your friend, husband or wife - it might boil... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Social distancing not required... Cat (DJ) and Armadillo, the Moon and Venus, Two Butterflies, Cat (Lucy) kisses Gator, Two Web-footed friends, Five Turtles! All Safe. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Often I catch myself sitting with my hands folded, like a good school girl at her desk. As a child I always loved this painting of "Praying Hands" by Albrecht Durer Hands - one hand washing the other - like old friends. Like how we help each other now -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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SPRING! Ignoring world events - has sprung! Red Hibiscus, coming through the slats. ©2020 Laine Quinn Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Where beauty is - there rests the soul. Azaleas in full force in St. Augustine. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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It is difficult to sit still for an invisible catastrophe - there's no wind, no rain, no flooding - in fact the weather here is perfect. We have electricity, water, internet, the pantry is full, and we have each other. So, wash your hands, enjoy each other - (they are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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In her autobiography, Dust Tracks On A Road, Zora Neale Hurston, with no disrespect to organized Religion, states that- "It is simply not for me... The springing of the yellow line of morning out of the misty deep of dawn, is glory enough for me." Amen! Photo, Crescent Beach, ©... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
The hungry, greedy, insatiable snake, eating its own tail has gotten to the head. What will he do next? Laine Quinn Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Ecola I walked by the sea-creek side. The wind laughed, the gulls cried. Sweet water lapped on the salt sand between the deep sea and the deep land. Ursula K. LeGuin Years ago, Joseph Campbell told us that the poets would save us. I begin to understand. From Ursula K... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud