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Apr 25, 2023Liked by Candace Rose Rardon

"not something to be questioned away"

(which makes me rethink the role of questions in conversation)

"sometimes it comes with time / And sometimes it comes with distance"

(which is a comfort. and wise.)

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I love that those lines resonated with you, LL 🀍 Thanks so much for reading and being here!

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Apr 25, 2023Liked by Candace Rose Rardon

Loved this. Beautiful.

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Thank you, Kim! I'm so glad you enjoyed it 🀍

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Lovely <3 Thank you for the reminder

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I'm so glad this spoke to you, Emily 🀍

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Apr 27, 2023Liked by Candace Rose Rardon

Isn't it amazing how one question can make us question our entire destiny? I am grateful that you had that window seat to assure you that you were on the right path.

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"Isn't it amazing how one question can make us question our entire destiny?" I love how you put that, Mom -- thank you so much for sharing your wisdom here 🀍

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Apr 26, 2023Liked by Candace Rose Rardon

Finding that perspective can be very difficult. Lovely thoughts!

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Thank you, Mel! I'm so glad this resonated with you 🀍

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Apr 26, 2023Liked by Candace Rose Rardon

Your posts are taking us to another world. It is outstanding and very unique.

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Thank you so much for your kind words, Udaya -- I so appreciate them, and I'm really glad to hear that you're enjoying the illustrated stories I share here! πŸ™

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Apr 26, 2023Liked by Candace Rose Rardon

As you said Candace, the world goes on and on.

Yet when we are hurting our perspective narrows and sometimes seems to almost fall in on itself. When we can't see past the thing, whatever that pain is, the wide world folds in more and more leaving us with a peephole for a view. Your work is a great reminder that a broader horizon is what we may need to shift out of that painful place.

Love your work, thank you so much for sharing your gift.

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"A broader horizon is what we may need to shift out of that painful place."

I just love how you put that, Donna -- thank you so much for sharing your insights here, they add so much to this exploration of perspective! And thank you as well for your kind words :) They mean so much, and I'm so glad the stories I share here are resonating with you 🀍

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Gosh, I love this. Makes me think of how perspective and horizons shift our nervous system towards calm and connection and wisdom. So evocative, thank you :)

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Yes! I love that you brought that up, Vicki. I'm not sure if you've read the novel "Where'd you go, Bernadette?" but one of the main characters says something similar: "When your eyes are softly focused on the horizon for sustained periods, your brain releases endorphins."

I loved learning that at the time, and I always think back to that line when I'm sitting on the beach near our house now, feeling my world open up again to meet the horizon.

Thanks so much for reading, I'm so glad this resonated with you! 🀍

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I haven't read that novel, but sounds intriguing. It's used in therapy as a tool for down-regulating the nervous system - literally taking your gaze to the horizon or extending your gaze and hearing out to your periphery. It's the opposite of what happens in threat mode when our focus becomes very narrow (computer screens are so bad for this!) A useful little life hack :)

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Best yet! And not even for the drawings, which are great, but for the imagery in the words. Whenever I fly out of Seattle my eyes are glued to the window to see the volcanoes: Rainier and the others--Baker, Glacier Peak, Adams, Mt. St. Helens, or Hood--depending on which direction I’m going. I’ve climbed them all except for Hood and I can’t get enough of seeing them from the air.

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Yes! I love that you mentioned seeing Rainier, which I also love looking for every time I visit Seattle. I very nearly included it in this essay, but decided to focus on Java's volcanoes instead :) Thank you so much for reading, and for sharing the PNW love here! πŸ™

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Apr 25, 2023Liked by Candace Rose Rardon

This form of expression leaves me speechless. Extremely honest, and so well done. Please keep it up !

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Chuck, I can't thank you enough for your kind words -- I'm thrilled to hear that the stories I share here are resonating with you, and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

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Apr 25, 2023Liked by Candace Rose Rardon

Wonderful post. Wonderful reminder. x

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Thank you so much, Tracy! 🀍

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What a profound moment you experienced! The universe has a way of comforting us and providing wisdom during the times we need it the most 😊

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Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Daisy! I couldn't agree more with you, and I hope the universe will be sending comfort your way at just the right times during your upcoming journey and move 🀍

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Thank you for your well wishes, Candace πŸ˜„ I traveled all day yesterday and arrived late last night. It was such a relief to land! Now I just need to focus on unpacking at my rental and starting the house hunting search. Very excited to begin this new chapter in my life!

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So beautiful Candace! Both your words and paintings!!!

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