Barbara Ann Kipfer

Chinese landscape paintings often include tiny figures – as if to emphasize the grandeur of nature of which humankind is one small part. Think of the world in these terms, as larger in scale than the human. This is a healthy corrective to the commonplace view that people own the land, which exists to serve their purposes. Think big and live small.

Wishing is good for us.Daydreams, fantasies, castles in the air, and aspirationsAll drive us forward,Impel us to make things happen.They also tell us a lot about ourselves.Our wishes come straight from our core,And they are loaded with vital informationAbout who we are and who we can become.Keeping track of our wishesHelps us tap into the energyThat propels us to go after our happiness.