Noticing Magic Everywhere

Kate Comings' journal

Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon

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The gate.

Inside is an oasis of quiet calm. As I climbed the path, I grew more tranquil inside with every step. The garden stands on a hilltop in Washington Park, high above the downtown skyscrapers. Below, there’s a huge rose garden. The paths were almost empty because of the intermittent heavy showers.


Waterfalls plashed in the background.


Everywhere, there was stillness…


And peace.


It’s a place outside of time.


Author: Kate Comings

I have written a memoir about my experiences during the Isla Vista riots and and am working on the fourth novel in the "Divine Presents" series. My interests are many and include photography, writing, dogs, sustainable living, gardening, meditation, world music, indigenous cultures, and archaeology.

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