It made me calm to cut things out.

Susan Burton, Empty: A Memoir (Random House, June 23, 2020)

Photo: Daybreak. 5:26 am. July 24, 2020. 74° F. Weed Ave & Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT


  1. Yes…in photo and word and deed. Would that I could keep it so.

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  2. yes, yes.

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  3. “I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” Henry David Thoreau

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  4. Amazing the serenity that comes from saying no to those things that we don’t want to do (anymore).


  5. Michael Zahaby says:

    The quote reminds me of the exchange between Emerson and Thoreau. When he advocated to: Simplify, simplify, simplify. And the response came back: one simplify is enough

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  6. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    The soothing, peaceful quiet of early morning!!

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  7. looks so peaceful. did you cut all wildlife out of your photo? 🙂

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  8. Love to cut….my words, my paper dolls…soothing sound of scissors? my mom
    her shears, shhhh shhhhh shhhhh
    wischisss cut…cut…paper doll, the tabs, careful, careful, be careful, paper dolls.
    or murder weapons
    cut cut cut

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  9. Made me just think of a papercut artist!!! I knew a friend who made those incredible thingies for a living. She also painted the most delicate things like a chick getting out of its egg shells – so delicate. BUT having said that: Yes, there would be plenty of stuff to cut out!

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  10. Beautiful capture and quote. So are you sitting there yet? 😏

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  11. Love the pairing – savouring it like a perfect wine pairing.

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