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I loved you saying that the green flourishes around us- growing as it will. without paying attention to the weather, only to the light. Delightful, as are many other part of the newsletter. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks! I imagine your weather/climate situation is about the same there too.

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It is and I am trying to figure out how to get an e-bike, it is just perfect for our hills around here. Makes me happy to think of you riding a bike- hope to be doing the same soon.

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May 12, 2022Liked by Carol Sill

That Bud and the Bull film is the best thing you've offered.

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Isn't it a charmer?

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Carol — Enjoyed learning more about your e-bike. And found your mother connection thoughts really meaningful.

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More details on the bike coming soon - its been so rainy and cold here I haven't been on it since that posting!

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May 11, 2022Liked by Carol Sill

Yes..have a trek e-bike for 2 yrs. now. Absolutely love it. No throttle on these. Just as well, still get lots of excercise. Durango is quite hilly for 70 yr olds.

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A friend described it as "flattening the hills" - so glad to hear of your 2 years e-biking! I'm even more encouraged.

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May 11, 2022Liked by Carol Sill

As always, that upliftment to a more remote and yet fully earth-engaged place…

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Thanks - I really appreciate your reading of this.

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Love the mom-carrying and carrying mom--yes! Thank you!

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Glad you got that - I may be late to discovering this part of life, but thought I should share it.

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I used to tell my mother that there was a holiness in her dreaming about her deceased friends and family, long gone. I felt quite strongly that they were sent to keep her company when she was old and alone. So, yes, we carry them and all of our people in waking and sleeping life.

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I think there is so much that we learn in layers--that is, you (or any of us) might have had some flitting bit of this thought before, then another, and another, and it grows, and is re-realized. (Or I'm just getting forgetful, and get to re-learn all the best stuff!) Anyway. It is a most beautiful piece of wisdom. And I'm glad you set it down in black on white.

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May 11, 2022Liked by Carol Sill

I especially loved the “mother” perspective. Thankyou for articulating what rumbles just beneath the surface of many of us. Loved seeing Georgie again. Remembering fondly afternoon tea here with her.

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I'm happy you were able to know my mum, and I remember your mum, too, even though we only met briefly, I know her through you, of course.

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I'm with you in the slow....Its taken me 3 weeks to get out my weekly newsletter :)

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Haha, I get it! But I see yours is now posted so will take time for a good read.

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Margaret Day sent over this comment by email:

Carol...just to say I really enjoyed all your piece this morning. The short doc about the man and his highland friend is a gem. Re: the house training my mother did that with an orphan piglet when we were children. He lived in the house until he got so big he started to knock us over. Then he had a special run in the garden. I’m afraid he didn’t last as long, he was trotted off to market. My mother had taken the runt in when it was rejected by its mother and my farmer grandfather bet her she couldn’t raise it. It went to market with his pigs from the same litter, and raised on whatever we were having for dinner made a better bid than all its siblings. We were all heart broken! My mother was jubilant!

- Margaret

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Finally had a chance to read May 11 edition. I'm still finding my way back to me. Thank you.

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I don't have an electric bike but I am pretty sure that we will be getting e-bikes at some point. At the moment we're enjoying the manual version!

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They are incredible - silent and powerful and fun!

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