Anticipation is one of the most squiggley and antsey emotions we can experience. Our minds and bodies seem to vibrate in unison ready for an unknown result. Anticipation involves imagination, expectation and preparation, but you never know if you will need to access either or any of these three.
Anticipation for me this morning
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The storm called Sandy was more than the storm of the century. We don’t know what else to call it. We have no comparisons. There are no detailed records past a hundred plus years ago. There is nobody alive to tell us what happened in the late 1880′s and there are only some still
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It’s time to get into the Christmas spirit. For the next couple of weeks up until and maybe a little beyond Christmas and Hannakah and Kawanza I will be posting some thoughts on this festive time of year. Some of them I’ve gathered through the years and others will be new.
Today, Christmas Folklore.
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Anticipation is one of those emotions that excites, inhibits, invites, implores, expects and delights all of us from the time we are children to the time we finish what we came to this earth to do.
What has engendered anticipation in my mind is the approaching ill wind of hurricane Irene.
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That was his real name, but the Pilgrims called him Squanto. It is a story based on fact, but its telling through the centuries may have altered some of the events. Nevertheless, here is the story of Tisquantum, Squanto.
It was 1605 and the new world was just beginning
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In England, it is still common to hear someone say “the cock crows for Christmas.” Legend has it that the crowing would scare off evil spirits from the holy season.
Other superstitions say that bees can sing at Christmas and sheep walk in procession in commemoration of the visit of the angel to the
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Some have tried to prove he was a Spaniard, others thought he might be Greek, but serious scholars, through years of research, are firmly convinced he was an Italian.
Much has been written about this man and he is known throughout the world. In
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Yesterday a rant. Today a rave!
Dance is the visual, coordinated movement of the universal spirit into the rhythm of time, percussion and musical vibration.
Over the last several months at various train stations in Europe there have been planned dance performances where seeming ordinary passengers, passersby and visitors react to a song being
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Some thoughts today and for the next several days on the customs and stories of Christmas.
In England, it is still common to hear someone say that the cock crows for Christmas. Legend has it that the roosters crowing would frighten away the bad spirits from the holy season.
Other superstitions are wonderful in
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