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“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

As with many aspects of grace, harmony had a special meaning to Frederick Buechner.

In my life the equation often seems skewed, if not turned on its head: my deep hunger seeks out the world’s deep gladness: people gathering at dawn where their own lives meld with holy water; delicate calibration of light and color radiating from some unseeable point to render sea and sky in perfect complement; content swans, oblivious to the cold, gliding among barren winter trees.

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About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2020 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with Wordpress protocol and the numerous other wee buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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8 Responses to Harmony

  1. Such a lovely picture. It looks like the swans are swimming in a sea of silver icicle trees.

  2. scillagrace says:

    I like your rephrasing of Buechner (a quote I’ve heard plenty of times); it definitely resonates that way with me. Your swan photo offers a refreshing perspective, too!

  3. Dalo 2013 says:

    Great photos ~ they are beautiful yet contrastingly so.

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  6. Hadn’t heard that quote, but I love it, so thanks for sharing it. Your photo is beautiful! The reflections make it something I can look at for a long time and give it an other-worldly quality.


  7. Spectacular first photo. A different kind of harmony to the ducks on the water in the second one. I’ve enjoyed these pics 🙂

  8. Marie Keates says:

    The swans do it for me. I could spend hours on the river watching ours,

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