Gloria Ives

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Occupation Massage Therapist
Location United States
Introduction I believe the most profound insights can be found in the most ordinary occurrences. I enjoy being present in the great outdoors with my family and my pets, and writing about the every day. I am easily and often moved to tears. I love reading, and writing both poetry and prose; hiking and, kayaking and boating on The Chesapeake Bay where I walk the shore line with our family dog Captain looking for sea glass and capturing it all on my I Phone camera. For the past three years, I’ve been reminding myself that I am a Writer, by sharing my thoughts and musings here. If it resonates with you and you feel inclined to share, Please Do. Your Comments are always welcome. I encourage you to share them here.
Interests Reading, Writing, Music, Kayaking, The Outdoors, Animal Behavior, Human Behavior, Yoga, Meditation, Growth, Pondering, Black Licorice, Black Olives, Bergamot, Lavender, Rosemary, Cilantro, Citrus of all Kinds!, Boots, Leather Jackets, Montelpucciano di Abruzzo, Malbec, Tempranillo, Collaging
Favorite Movies Serendipity, French Kiss, The Truth about Cats and Dogs, Juno, Life is Beautiful, Uncle Buck, What the Bleep Do We Know?, The Princess Bride, Kung Fu, The Muppet Movie, The Electric Company, Riding The Giants
Favorite Music Alex DeGrassi, Jack Johnson, Kate Rusby, India. Arie, Indigo Girls, Nat King Cole, Nickel Creek, Norah Jones, Sarah Harmer, Seu Jorge, Bob and Ziggy Marley, Shelby Lynne, Van Morrison, Wah, Janet Klein, Chris Isaak, Cat Stevens, Beth Neislon Chapman, Bonnie Raitt, Ellis Hooks, Dixie Chicks, The Duhks, Diana Krall, Deuter, Martin Sexton, Feist, Madeline Peyroux, Keb Mo, Keali'i Reichel, Thrifters, Ani DiFranco
Favorite Books Peace is Every Step, The Tao of Pooh, Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life, Wherever You Go There you Are, The Little Prince, The Giving Tree, Mindfulness in Plain English, It's not Easy Being Green, The Dandelion Seed, Koko's Kitten, The Mountain that Loved A Bird, My Stroke of Insight, Verses, How Full is Your Bucket?, Strengths Quest, Making it Stick, Somebody Loves you Mr. Hatch, Practicing Peace, Making a Change For Good, George and Other Parables, the Alchemist, Animal Speak, Kinship with all Life, Ishmael, Wabi Sabi Simple, Living La Dolce Vita, Against the Stream, Becoming a Person of Influence, How to Find God in Everything, If I only Knew Then

If mud is dirt plus water, what is clay?

Clay is Earth plus water plus time, plus really really close together molecules, and grace