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“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman

“In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us.” - Virginia Woolf

“In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us.” – Virginia Woolf

Like a window open for the first time as winter comes to a close, we can open up to fresh breezes of clarity and warm sunshine of hope. It’s never too late and we’re never too old to learn, discover, transform, to become new.

Our days are often about speed, velocity and distance. When we quietly and slowly go deeper and reach wider, our world expands to new dimensions and possibilities right where we are, no need to travel afar. As the fresh air comes in the window, the weight of the past and the burden of others defining us can drift out the window too. Our story is still being written and it need not be based on history.

Open the window wide, releasing the old to make room for the new.

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. mvobsession #

    It’s like you read my mind… your words are always very timely.
    Thank you.

    March 17, 2013
  2. Kathie, wonderful words of inspiration from that always-inspiring seasonal moment when we fling open the windows as spring approaches or on one of those unseasonably warm winter days.

    March 17, 2013
    • Thank you – nothing better than fresh air to renew us. Fling open wide!

      March 17, 2013
  3. “Our story is still being written and it need not be based on history.”

    Well said! Thank you for a beautiful post.

    March 17, 2013
    • Thanks for the kind comments. Seize the day and each moment in it.

      March 17, 2013
  4. I just love your blog. It always lifts me up.

    March 17, 2013
    • Thank you. I enjoy visiting yours and others as well. A lot of joy to be found if we take another glance.

      March 17, 2013
  5. Deeper and wider…I love it.

    March 17, 2013
    • Thanks – beneath the surface is a beautiful world if we risk the dive.

      March 17, 2013
      • Yes..or drifting into it… 🙂

        March 17, 2013
      • Drifting is good too. We need to put the map down once in a while and merely wander.

        March 17, 2013

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