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The Language Of The Stones September 16, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Home & Garden, Magick & Mystery, Nature, People.
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I stumbled across America’s Stonehenge while reviewing MONEY’s 2021 list of the 50 best places to live in the US.

Located in Salem NH (about 33 miles from Boston MA), America’s Stonehenge is more than 4000 years old.  Like England’s Stonehenge, the stones have a language of their own:

Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, at over 4,000 years old America’s Stonehenge is most likely the oldest man-made construction in the United States.

Like Stonehenge in England, America’s Stonehenge was built by ancient people well versed in astronomy and stone construction. It has been determined that the site is an accurate astronomical calendar. It was, and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year.

This video is an interesting introduction to the prehistoric stone foundations on the site:

To learn more:  America’s Stonehenge.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Create A Little Magic April 23, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Magick & Mystery.
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Dream.

Believe

Do.

Repeat.

Create a little magic every day.

Yes, It Is Possible February 17, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.
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Yes, it is possible.

Take epic chances.

One day or Day One ~> You decide.

Scared?  Do it anyway.

Never forget how wildly capable you are.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Follow Your YES January 31, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.
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Intuition is the GPS of the Soul.

Follow your YES.

Love your decisions.

Trust the next chapter . . . because YOU are the author.

You got this!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Still More Christmas Quotes December 17, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Magick & Mystery.
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“Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”  Dr. Seuss

“And we are better throughout the year for having in spirit, become a child again at Christmas time.”  Laura Ingalls Wilder

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” Anonymous

“I wish we could put some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”  Harlan Miller

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”  Burton Hills

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”  Hamilton Wright Mabie

“The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.”  W.C. Jones

Aah . . . that’s better!

More Christmas Quotes December 13, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Magick & Mystery.
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“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” W.T. Ellis

“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another.”  Carrie Fisher

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” The Polar Express

“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” Janice Maeditere

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things give off the greatest glow of happiness.” Bob Hope

“Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” Tom Baker

Aah . . . that’s better!

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby! September 6, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness, Music & Dance.
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We got a wink from the Universe today . . .

This morning around ten, while we were swimming, BFF wanted to know if YouTube would have In A Gadda Da Vida available for a listen.

I assured him it would.

We went about our day.

As dinner approached, I found myself in the kitchen chopping potatoes, onions, cabbage, and peppers for Scalloped Potatoes.  BFF asked if I wanted some chopping music.

“Sure.”

He turned on the TV, clicked to the Music Channels, and selected Classic Rock.

I said, “Hey, maybe they’ll play In A Gadda Da Vida for you.”

BFF scoffed at the idea.  “They’ll never play it.  It’s too long.”

After getting the potatoes in the oven, I returned to my office to handle some paperwork.

Fifteen minutes later, BFF said, “You are NOT going to believe this . . . Classic Rock just started playing In A Gadda Da Vida!

I laughed at the synchronicity and mystery.

We have never heard it played before when we tuned in to Classic Rock.

So, why today?

Was it already in the works, causing the Universe to whisper in my ear what was coming down the pike?

Did I manifest the song by suggesting it might be played this afternoon (when we have NEVER heard it before on the Classic Rock channel)?

Did the Universe hear BFF’s inquiry this morning and “suggest” to the station that they play In A Gadda Da Vida this afternoon?

Who knows?

Aah . . . that’s better!

Giants, Dragons, & Unicorns November 5, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Magick & Mystery, Nature, Travel & Leisure.
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After our aborted first attempt, we fit in a visit to the Bishop Museum to see Giants, Dragons, & Unicorns (The World of Mythic Creatures).

The exhibit features unique cultural objects (art, jewelry, masks, puppets) which highlight the similarities and differences in the ways people around the globe envision and depict mythic creatures.

As we wandered through the exhibit, we learned about Sea Monsters, Griffins, Unicorns, and Dragons . . . oh, my!

Giants, Dragons, & Unicorns (The World of Mythic Creatures) shared theories and research highlighting how misidentification, speculation, fear, and imagination spawned the creation of a myriad of mythic creatures.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to meet this guy in a dark alley . . . even if he has misplaced his dentures!

While at the museum, we also visited the Mosaic Backyard Universe where kids can run, jump, climb, and blast off into space in a cardboard rocket!

But first . . . here’s a Unicorn for Tippy Gnu:

Aah . . . that’s better!

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun October 16, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Music & Dance.
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Last night, at midnight, ethereal music coming from another room woke us up.

Spooked, we got up to investigate with BFF leading the way.  As we walked through the living room, we expected with every step to come face-to-face with a friendly spectre (or, worse, an unfriendly intruder).

When we reached the guest room, we heard music floating aloft from the bedside clock radio.

But who had turned it on?!

Since we hadn’t encountered any spectral beings on our midnight ramble, BFF decided he must have set the music alarm that afternoon while dusting.

(Yup, he dusts.  And, yup, he’s taken.)

Even after we turned off the alarm, the music stayed with me.  I heard it playing as I drifted off to sleep . . .

After spending the morning at the farmer’s market, I decided we needed to discover the composer and title of the piece.  As soon as we stashed our produce buys, we checked the clock radio, found the station (WSMR, 89.1), and kept our fingers crossed that the station’s playlist would share last night’s midnight movement.

It did!

12:00 AM Claude Debussy Prelude to The Afternoon of A Faun Paavo Jarvi; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Telarc, 80617

Here it is:

Aah . . . that’s beautiful!

Access Your Inner Wisdom August 15, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.
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Asking questions of others allows you to better understand their unique perspective on the world.

Asking questions of your self enables you to perceive, more clearly, your unique pathway through life.

To connect with your inner wisdom, ask questions and listen for the answers which may come through via insight, intuition, impulse, or inspiration, rather than words.

Need some ideas?

Here are a few questions to get you started on your inner journey:

* What do I want out of life? * How do I access joy? * Who do I want to be?

* What qualities shall I express to the world? * How can I feel more peaceful?

* How do I stop worrying? * How do I learn to “go with the flow”?

* What makes me smile?  * What fills me with gratitude? 

* Which experiences are treasures to savor? * What’s for dinner?

You may be surprised at how fast answers begin to appear once you voice the questions.

Aah . . . that’s better!

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