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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Love makes you see a place differently

Love makes you see a place differently, just as you hold differently an object that belongs to someone you love. If you know one landscape well, you will look at all other landscapes differently. And if you learn to love one place, sometimes you can also learn to love another."
~Anne Michaels

Monday, December 28, 2009


You must dare to disassociate yourself from those who would delay your journey... Leave, depart, if not physically, then mentally. Go your own way, quietly, undramatically, and venture toward trueness at last.
~Vernon Howard

Friday, December 25, 2009

Hope and Peace

Hope is a thing with feathers
that perches on your soul.
~Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I have a large seashell collection,
which I keep scattered on beaches
all over the world.
~Steven Wright

Monday, December 21, 2009

Eyes open

There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
~Jawaharlal Nehru
Indian politician (1889 - 1964

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Going down the road

A pony is a childhood dream,
a horse is an adulthood treasure.
~Rebecca Carrol

Monday, December 14, 2009


Love is the big booming beat which covers up
the noise of hate.
~Margaret Cho, weblog, 01-15-04

Friday, December 11, 2009

Each forward step

Each forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind.
~John Lancaster Spalding

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


"Tension is who you think you should be.
Relaxation is who you are."
~Chinese proverb

Monday, December 7, 2009

Call back Summertime

I'd like to
call back Summertime
and have her stay
for just another
month or so...

~Joni Mitchell
Urge for Going

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy as you are

You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are.
Jeph Jacques,
Questionable Content webcomic,
#352, 05-04-05

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Autumn too long

"a wind has blown the rain away
the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand. I think i too have known
autumn too long."
~e.e. cummings
(American Poet)

Monday, November 30, 2009


Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change,
and all patterns alter.
~Sharon Salzberg

Friday, November 27, 2009

The purpose of life

The purpose of life is to live it,
to taste experience to the utmost,
to reach out eagerly and
without fear for newer and richer experience.
~Eleanor Roosevelt
US diplomat & reformer (1884 - 1962)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Life is full of obstacle illusions.
~Grant Frazier

Monday, November 23, 2009


"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world—not even our troubles."
~Charlie Chaplin

Friday, November 20, 2009

Doing something nice

Real generosity is doing something nice
for someone who will never find out.
~Frank A. Clark

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hearts Desire

Some prices are just too high,
no matter how much you may want the prize.
The one thing you can't trade
for your heart's desire is your heart.

~Lois McMaster Bujold,
1996 US science fiction author

Monday, November 16, 2009

Reverence for Life

Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental
principle of morality,
namely, that good consists in maintaining,
assisting, and enhancing life and
that to destroy, harm, or to hinder life is evil.
Affirmation of the world -- that is affirmation
of the will to live,
which appears in phenomenal forms all around me -- is only possible for me in that
I give myself out for other life.

~Albert Schweitzer

Friday, November 13, 2009

Shifting sand

Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.
`Sharon Salzberg

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


The footprints you leave behind will influence others. There is no person who at some time, somewhere, somehow, does not lead another.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Inner wisdom

Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
~Robbie Gass

Friday, November 6, 2009


Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
~Abigail Adams, 1780
US wife of John Adams 1764 (1744 - 1818)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Think of life

Think of life as a terminal illness, because, if you do, you will live it with joy and passion, as it ought to be lived.
~Anna Quindlen
A Short Guide to a Happy Life, 2000
(1953 - )

Monday, November 2, 2009

Looking forward

No matter how old you are,
there's always something good to look forward to.
~Lynn Johnston,
For Better or For Worse, 01-04-04
Canadian cartoonist (1947 - )

Friday, October 30, 2009


Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"
~Dexter Kozen

Monday, October 26, 2009

Gypsy blood

There is something in October
sets the gypsy blood astir,
We must rise and follow her;
When from every hill of flame,
She calls and calls each vagabond by name”

~ William Bliss Carman

Friday, October 23, 2009

Middle of nowhere

"I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than
in any city on earth."
~ Steve McQueen

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Grey Whale

Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides: above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
"The Kraken" - Alfred Tennyson

Monday, October 19, 2009


And all my days are trances,
And all my nightly dreams,
Are where thy dark eye glances,
And where thy footstep gleams
In what ethereal dances
By what eternal streams.
~E.A. Poe, To One in Paradise

Friday, October 16, 2009

Abandoned Mustang

The Horse: Friendship without envy, Beauty without vanity, Nobility without conceit, A willing partner, yet no slave.

This mare was born in Nevada the year 1991, adopted and then abandoned to fend for herself. She was found and is now on the road to recovery. Updated: This mare is now up for adoption!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pacific Tree Frog

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish author (1850 - 1894)

Monday, October 12, 2009


Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
'Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush.
~ Van Morrison "Moondance"

Friday, October 9, 2009

Indomitable Spirit

"We learned to be patient observers like the owl.
We learned cleverness from the crow,
and courage from the jay,
who will attack an owl ten times its size
to drive it off its territory.
But above all of them ranked the chickadee because
of its indomitable spirit."

~Tom Brown, Jr., The Tracker

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The only calendar I need is just outside my window. With eyes to see and ears to hear, nature keeps me posted.
~Alfred Montapert

Monday, October 5, 2009

October Eves

Listen! The wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves!
~Humbert Wolfe

Friday, October 2, 2009

Living in agreement

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Your mirror

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
~Ken Keyes Jr., Handbook of Higher Consciousness

Monday, September 28, 2009


Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion;
what's in a name?
~Helen Hunt Jackson

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Truth

A truth-telling woman has few friends.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


"The artist is not a special kind of person,
but each person is a special kind of artist."

Monday, September 21, 2009

Indian Paintbrush

Goods which are not shared are not goods.
~Fernando de Rojas

Friday, September 18, 2009

The next thing

Should-haves' solve nothing.
It's the next thing to happen that needs thinking about.
~Alexandra Ripley

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Be bold

"Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare."
~Lewis Morris

Monday, September 14, 2009

The outside of a horse

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a woman.
~Sir Winston Churchill

Friday, September 11, 2009


Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. . . . Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
~Carl Jung

Monday, September 7, 2009

Meadow Hawk

"We do not find our own center. It finds us. We do not think ourselves into new ways of living. We live ourselves into new ways of thinking."
~Richard Rohr
Everything Belongs

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
~Marcel Proust
French novelist (1871 - 1922)