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The Coming of Spring and Easter March 3

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-Nauset Beach, Cape Cod, MA

The ocean has been on my mind lately, especially after seeing the amazing pictures of the Nantucket Slurpee Waves (nearly frozen waves). Thich Nhat Hanh encourages us to remember that we are both “waves” and “water”.

He says:
Suppose we are looking at the ocean. On the surface we see waves rising and falling. From the point of view of the waves, there is birth and death, high and low, rising and falling. There are distinctions between waves.
But each wave is made of a substance called “water”. It is a wave, but at the same time, it is water. Concepts such as birth and death, higher and lower, rising and falling apply only to the waves, which represent the historical dimension, and do not apply to the water itself, the ultimate dimension.

-Thich Nhat Hanh

About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United Stares, where I have recently retired from public school teaching after thirty-four years. I am a nature photographer, particularly focusing on the the wide variety of birds to be found in this area. I am a keen supporter of the Massachusetts Audubon and the exceptional work that they do in education and protecting nature. It pleases me that many of the photographs I have posted here have also been displayed on the Wachusett Meadow Audubon in Princeton, MA website. I would love to connect with other primary school teachers in the hope that these photos might be useful in inspiring children to a greater connection with nature.

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