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Just above the surface…

Posted in Rumi with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2014 by Mj Rains






Late, by myself, in the boat of myself,

no light and no land anywhere,

cloudcover thick. I try to stay

just above the surface, yet I’m already under

and living within the ocean.



Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2012 by Mj Rains

The heart is a strong shore

and the ocean has many moods.

~Mark Nepo

Perfect Summer Day…

Posted in "Wit"icisms" with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2011 by Mj Rains

This would encompass a perfect summer day for me…

Sitting here all day…and cooling off in the crystal clear water…

Wearing this…and just for one day, looking like this…

Cooling off later in the perfect white shabby chic cottage, reading a favorite book, talking softly with friends and drinking the perfect white wine…

We must carry it with us…

Posted in Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2011 by Mj Rains

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry
it with us or we find it not.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

So true, so true…

Blue Icebergs?

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2010 by Mj Rains

In South America????

Off the southern coast of Chile these mammoth freaks of nature can be found, if you can believe it.  A cruise here would be fascinating.  It is said that these large chunks of ice have broken off from a glacier near the Northern Patagonia fields, about 3,000 miles from the South Pole, and can be viewed from a national park in the lower tip of Chile.  There is no supernatural mystery to the beautiful color of this ice.  The blue glow results from a long cycle (for centuries) of freezing and melting that makes the frozen snow dense and airless.  Scientifically speaking: “Molecules of compacted ice crystal absorb red light, which has a long wavelength, and reflect only the shorter wavelength, blue.”  Unfortunately, we have a limited time in viewing this surreal phenomena of nature.  The recent climate changes have doubled the melting rate.  By 2030 these babies will be nothing more than tiny ice cubes that we’ll be able to float in a drinking glass.

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