self refresh…

Now, as the spring grows warm, Time, revolving in its perpetual round, again calls back the west winds. Mother earth, refreshed, puts on her brief youth and now, loosened from frost, the ground turns green and sweet. Am I deceived, or is my power of song also returning, and has inspiration come to me through the bounty of spring? Through the bounty of spring it has come and again gains strength – who would believe it? – and now demands some outlet for itself…

~ John Milton

the healing…

The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming the capacity we all have to heal each other, the enormous power in the simplest of human relationships: the strength of a touch, the blessing of forgiveness, the grace of someone else taking you just as you are and finding in you an unsuspected goodness…

~ Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.