Monthly Archives: August 2015

8/31/15–Waving Together

“Waves that fight against each other can’t raise the tide.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 8/31/15

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8/29/15–Study

“Whenever I delve into research, I deeply understand Frost’s statement of how “way leads on to way,” in his poem, “The Road Not Taken.” I wander so far in my study, I dare wonder if I shall make it back–but … Continue reading

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8/28/15–Reflection

“Imagine a world where there were no mirrors or cameras. You could never see yourself except your reflection in the eyes of another or your reflection in nature. The serenity of a still pool embracing your image. You, reflected, in … Continue reading

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8/27/15–Ecclesiastical Butterfly

Ecclesiastical Butterfly by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 8/27/15 Butterfly Lessons in Life– There is a precious time and season for everything– A time for: Being born Crawling through dirt Nourishing Cocooning Sleeping Dreaming Waiting Awakening Emerging Stretching your wings Fluttering Flying … Continue reading

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8/26/15–Weather

“The weather is like a surprise party in adult life!” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 8/26/15 We are currently experiencing unseasonably cool weather in Tennessee right now.  It feels like the end of September or early October, not August.  I had to … Continue reading

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8/25/15–Death II

“I was looking for an image for the DailyMonica blog post yesterday on “Death.”  I decided to browse wiki commons for cemetery photos. One thing I noticed was how very “tidy” most of our cemeteries are. Few photos had the … Continue reading

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8/24/15–Death

“Don’t fear death so greatly that you are afraid to live.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh 8/24/15

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8/23/15–Cherish

“Cherish the day–we shan’t pass this way again.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 8/23/15

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8/22/15–Poetry

“Every person can write poetry. Everyone can sing the song of the soul. You only need a pen and paper and a beautiful, quiet place to weave your words into music.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 8/21/15 Version #2 “Poetry only requires … Continue reading

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8/21/15–Tribulation

Tribulation ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 8/21/15 I have walked far deeply into the darkened wood I have sat painfully alone in the echoing, black well I have wrestled endlessly with the shadows of demon and self I have looked–unflinchingly–into the eyes … Continue reading

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