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What am I doing to keep sane and calm during wedding planning craziness? Well, it’s not always easy, but here is what works for me. Keep close to your family and friends. Listen to their advice, their love will keep you stable.

I also read poetry and prose to keep me sane. This is always a good strategy, not just for rough times. Here is a passage I read today that calmed me down and reminded me to enjoy life as a precious gift. The passage is from Walden or Life in the Woods, by Henry David Thoreau.
“We must learn to reawaken and to keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep.”
What a beautiful way to look at the world!

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“The best way out is always through.”
-Robert Frost

When I am unhappy with something going on in my life I like to remember this quote. It is always easier to turn and run or avoid a situation all together. This quote helps remind me to buckle down and do my best instead of run away. You rock Robert Frost!

Flowering Cactus

Flowering Cactus

Flowering Cactus 2

Flowering Cactus 2

I think cacti are my favorite plants. I have always loved the oddness of them. I especially love when they surprise me by blooming (for some reason it always surprises me), as if they are trying to prove their beauty.

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“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting-

over and over announcing your place in the family of things.”

-Mary Oliver, from Dream Works

Spring Flower

Spring Flower

Mary Oliver is one of my favorite poets. She writes with a beauty and simplicity that never fails to touch my heart.

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I do not know which to prefer,

The beauty of inflections

Or the beauty of innuendoes,

The blackbird whistling

Or just after.

-Wallace Stevens from “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

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