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Laine
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Dreamer, Photographer, Writer, Wanderer...
Interests: Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, Reading.
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Out of nowhere nature paints a rainbow coming out of the horizon and it's just sitting there! I see a guy coming along in the distance, too far to shout out but somehow I get his attention and point to the rainbow and he excitedly gives me a thumbs up!... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Just because light and color conspired to spread joy! Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Here I am surrounded by giant old oak trees, dripping with spanish moss, living with a joyful dog and a handsome cat, while it feels like the world is coming apart at the seams. It is not. The birds still sing. The frogs still croak and slap themselves onto the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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An old Spring House in San Miguel, Mexico - a reminder to be grounded - in our friendship with ourselves, with nature, with each other. Grounded in uncertainty, and upheaval, and accepting the times we find ourselves in. Grounded in whatever way you get grounded, for your very own peace... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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"...when we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." John Muir Quote from Brain Pickings on Sunday, by Maria Popova. Butterflies from St. Augustine, Key West and Baltimore. © Laine Quinn Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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It's a good idea to embrace the other's otherness, because we are the other's other. Just ask any whale! We are all in this together! Two Whales, ©2015, Laine Quinn, Cape cod Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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In his book, "Humankind, A Hopeful History", Rutger Bregman writes about cynicism vs. realism. And I quote: Isn't it telling that in modern usage the realist has become synonymous with the cynic - for someone with a pessimistic outlook? In truth, it's the cynic who's out of touch. In truth,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Everyday - at least once a day - Picture your perfect world. At least once, for a few minutes or more! Everyday. Vilano Beach Reflection, © 2020 Laine Quinn Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Collectively it is time that we imagine a better world. No matter what happens in the next months or years, it is time to put our minds on better things. Call it the power of positive thinking, of visualizing, of collective prayer - it all works and can change the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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American Democracy has been considered an experiment from its earliest days and has been observed for over 200 years to see if self-governance actually works. America has faltered many many times yet she still stands. The way that we participate in the experiment is up to us. Voting is the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Are you registered to vote? Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Never met a stranger When I heard that sentiment many years ago, I spent several days, weeks, months scratching my head. What on earth did it mean? Then it hit me like a ton of bricks - of course - none of us are strangers to one another. As Joni... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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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