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Balance of Life — Source of Inspiration

Sometimes life seems so finely balanced that the slightest breath of air will send all into madness. Security does not exist for everything changes and all must die. One must walk with grace for soon the dance is over with … Continue reading

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Pure Heart — Eddie Two Hawks

Whoever, in devotion, offers Me a gift, whether it be a flower, a fruit or water, I accept it as coming from one who has a pure heart. The Bhagavad Gita Orchid Spring Bloom 2021, Eddie’s Garden Photos Thank you … Continue reading

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Wine or Blood?

“The wine we really drink is our own blood, Our bodies ferment in these barrels, We give everything for a glass of this, We give our minds for a sip.” Rumi     Samina Iqbal. 2021

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“Within the ocean.”

Late, by myself, in the boat of myself, no light and no land anywhere, cloud cover thick, I try to stay just above the surface, yet I’m already under and living within the ocean. Rumi ©Samina Iqbal. 2021

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All is Born Again — Eddie Two Hawks

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again. Sylvia Plath, Yellow Rose, Spring 2020 Eddie’s Garden Photos All is Born Again — Eddie Two Hawks

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Different chess pieces

Drunks fear the police, But the police are drunk too, People in this town love them both, like different chess pieces. (Rumi) ©Samina Iqbal. 2021.

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Aphorism

Originally posted on Hortus Closus:
Painting by Dina Shubin When we shut up, music is alive

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BOOM!

In a matter of a few hours I got this message from WordPress again. My happiness has doubled. Thanks to all of you for this honor. You make me a proud yet a humble blogger. Your blog, Samina’s Forum for police … Continue reading

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Stats are booming. WOW!!!

I got another great message from WordPress today and it made my day. Thanks my bloggers and friends for checking out my posts. I feel so honored and humbled. ©Samina Iqbal. 2021

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Happy Valentine’s Day. Let’s celebrate Love!

“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” —Victor Hugo, Les Misérables Happy Valentine’s day everyone, and may your day be filled with … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

Dear bloggers and friends, I got this message from WordPress today and it really made my day. WOW!!! Time just flies and here I am looking at the eight years of blogging. It’s hard to believe as it looks like … Continue reading

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Campfire Stories — Source of Inspiration

Campfire stories filled us with delight full of ghosts and goblins on a star-filled summer night. I remember these tales of long ago of battle cries and scary foe. Now I prefer stories of a different kind; good guys win … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Everyone.

All the very best for the New Year 2021. ©Samina Iqbal. 2020

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Happy Thanksgiving 2020 to our neighbors, USA

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Canada remembers, online

Dear bloggers and friends, Covid-19 is changing the way Remembrance Day 2020 will be marked. We are asked to “remember in place” at home and watch the public service online. Places where hundreds gather every year to remember those who … Continue reading

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The Prayer

I Pray (A police officer’s prayer during the pandemic and otherwise) During the voyage of my existence, wherever my calling takes me, whichever passageway, my feet embrace, let me leave the very best of me, behind, regardless of return or … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2020, Canada

This Thanksgiving will be very different than past years. With covid-19 cases surging all across Canada, health officials are requesting people to celebrate in smaller family bubbles. Virtual events, and social distancing in the indoor as well as outdoor events … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day USA

As Canadians, we wish our neighbors a very Happy Independence Day. Samina Iqbal. 2020

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Happy Canada Day.

“This year isn’t like other years. But even these challenging times are a good opportunity to think about what it means to be Canadian. I’m inviting you. whoever and wherever you are, to take part in all the great activities … Continue reading

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Human Decency reigns in these unprecedented times.

“Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Rumi These are troubling and trying times for all of us, as we mourn the lives lost to … Continue reading

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