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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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i notice
everything
i do not have
and decide
it is
beautiful
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- Rupi Kaur
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#americana
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over time
(wandering, wondering)
he had slowly
come to realize,
the places he traveled
became a part
of him somehow
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he was the smell
of autumn grass
in a wide open field
(green and
untrampled on)
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he was a tiny cloud
in a big boring
beautiful sky
(drifting slightly,
wayward, awkward)
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he was an
old abandoned
grocery store
in a small,
west texas town
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patiently waiting,
for nothing
in particular...
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#roadsideamerica
#americana
#folklore
#therodeoparade
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nothing
can dim
the light
which shines
from within
. - maya angelou
#tbt
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one recognizes
one’s course
by discovering
the paths
that stray
from it
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- albert camus .
#americana
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i feel you, i do,
from the inside out, deeply,
with rhythm in every thought,
patience in every breath,
wisdom in every word,

and for a little while,
i imagine our hearts,
though distant,
beating together, closely
like a clock (tick tock)
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#therodeoparade
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#americana
#folkart
#txig
#inspiretexasnow
#wordsmith
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it may be
that the
satisfaction
i need
depends on
my going
away,
so that
when i've gone
and come back,
i'll find it
at home
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- rumi

#therodeoparade
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#dwell #archidaily #cargotecture #containerlife #moodygrams
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we search
for happiness
everywhere
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but we are
like tolstoy's
fabled beggar,
who spent his life
sitting on a
pot of gold,
under him
the whole time
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ur treasure-
your perfection-
is within you already
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but to claim it,
you must leave
the buy commotion
of the mind
and abandon
the desires
of the ego
and enter
into the silence
of the heart...
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― elizabeth gilbert

#therodeoparade
#homeiswheretheartis
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the more
that you read,
the more things
you will know
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the more
that you learn,
the more places
you'll go
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- Dr. Seuss
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#therodeoparade
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water flowing
freely going,
fabulously
running forth
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the fish are solemn, still
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i bathe my hand
i beckon them
they hear me, clearly
and come forth
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stopping short,
they pause, curious
waiting for direction
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my wiggling wet fingers,
calling out to them
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i introduce myself
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i tell them, confident,
fear me not,
fear me not
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they acknowledge
by touching
the tips
of my fingers
with their lips,
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their tail fins
wagging with
approval
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#thehappynow
#therodeoparade
#moodynature
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do not feel lonely,
the entire universe
is inside you...
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stop acting so small,
you are the universe
in ecstatic motion...
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-rumi
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#therodeoparade
#thehappynow
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#plotagraph
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so i'm
out in the desert,
snakes a hissin,
caktuses kissin,
pears a pricklin,
chickadees chicklin,
roadrunners prancin
deers a dancin
humminbirds hummin,
(dusks a comin)
clouds a formin,
campfire warmin...
.................................
(full moon, cool nite,
desert owl eyes, wide and brite...)
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#marfapoetryfestival
#therodeoparafe
#hechoentexas
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Look at our flag
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The flag for the great state of Texas
This is the flag of hope, tenacity, strength and pride
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Our flag bears one big star
Representing the millions of us and counting
United, bound together, one people
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Yes, Texas pride is real
And those of us that are lucky enough to feel it,
show it every day with a nod or a wink or a smile
a genuine interest in their neighbors, warm and sincere
a willingness to help one another,
without expecting anything in return.
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The cowboy spirit is alive and well in Texas
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To be a Texan is to be a friend to all,
welcoming all, regardless of border or race, happily hospitable
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To share ourselves, to share our endless and abundant vistas
Our thriving metropolitan areas, as much as our small towns
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The vastness of the West,
as much as the serene and comfortable East
The North, in as much, the South
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epic mountain scenery, canyons, and deserts
rolling hills, clean lakes, winding rivers, and an ocean to boot
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Big Bend National Park -
the unspoiled, unbelievably beautiful mountains tall,
the journey to the top,
the gentle popping of your ears from the elevation
anticipating the next step as much as the last,
each step, more confident than the first
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To know that freedom exists just as much in nature
as it does in your heart
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Traveling by foot or by horse, or by vehicle, or other means
To realize that this may be the closest to heaven you can be
with your feet still on the ground.
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The accompanying clouds surrounding you, the ghosts of long lost relatives, whispering in your ear, reminding you that you were born to be great...
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#therodeoparade #hechoentexas #marfapoetryfestival
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#impacttexas #igpoet #folkgood #rsa_folknature #theoutdoorfolk #livefolk #folksoul #poetryinmotion #poetrycommunity #marfa #socality #socalitytexas