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A sixth-century rabbi wrote, “God, from the very beginning of creation, was occupied before all else with planting, as it is written, ‘And first of all, the Eternal God planted a Garden in Eden.’ Therefore, occupy yourselves first and foremost with planting.
Common Prayer (via stephanieberbec)

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The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the other nor of the self, the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for however
brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone. — David Whyte
http://www.davidwhyte.com/pdf%20files/Readers_Circle/Friendship.pdf (via sighentist)

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Folks so loved this thoughtful guest essay by Norman Allen that I thought I’d give it a reprise on Good Friday. He writes that Easter is not just being about Jesus’ resurrection but Mary Magdalene too. Take three minutes to listen and read. It’s a beauty.

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I sure wish there was a better way to speed up iOS videos than 2x speed, save, 2x again, save, …