Saturday, December 31, 2016

As We Grow Old


"We grow neither better nor worse as we grow old, 
but more like ourselves."
~ May Lamberton Becker


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

What Is Hidden


"Everything we see hides another thing, 
we always want to see 
what is hidden by what we see."
~ René Magritte

Monday, December 19, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

All Humanity


"All humanity is one undivided 
and indivisible family, 
and each one of us is responsible for 
the misdeeds of all the others." 
~ Mahatma Gandhi


Friday, December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Let the Rain


"Let the rain kiss you. 
Let the rain beat upon your head 
with silver liquid drops. 
Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
~ Langston Hughes


Finally, the answer to our prayers: much needed rain. Hopefully all our terrible North Carolina wildfires will extinguish.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Gift of High Value


"Forgiveness is a gift of high value. 
Yet it costs nothing."
~ Betty Smith

Brrrr ice on the deck. Bundled. Watching the planes in the sky trailing. Morning. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

An Artist Can Show Things


"An artist can show things 
that other people are terrified of expressing."
~ Louise Bourgeois

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fearing To Attempt


"Our doubts are traitors and make us 
lose the good we might win, by fearing to attempt."
~ William Shakespeare

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pretend to Be Sane


"When dealing with the insane, 
it is best to pretend to be sane."
~ Hermann Hesse

Monday, November 14, 2016

Created Three Times


"A goal is created three times. 
First as a mental picture. 
Second, when written down to add clarity and dimension. 
And third, when you take action towards its achievement."
~ Gary Ryan Blair


Heavy smoke this morning from the multiple wildfires burning thousands of acres across Western North Carolina.



Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sung Together


"America is a tune. It must be sung together."
~ Gerald Stanley Lee




The sun is rising, but Kolo would rather watch the wild rabbits...

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Light In the Heart


"Beauty is not in the face; 
Beauty is a light in the heart."
~ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Capitalize On What Comes


"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. 
Capitalize on what comes."
~ Zig Ziglar

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Courage Is


"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; 
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
~ Winston Churchill

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Accepted the Sky


"I saw a star, I reached for it. I missed, so I accepted the sky." 
~ Scott Fortino

Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

My Own Intuition


"I confidently deliver myself to my painting, 
and I feel most satisfied 
when I am sure that I'm not imitating anyone, 
but obeying my own intuition."
~ María Izquierdo


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nirvana is Now


"Heaven is home. Utopia is here. 
Nirvana is now."
~ Edward Abbey

After hundreds of miles of driving and sightseeing with my dearest childhood classmate Beverly, home still looks good.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Head On


"My only cure for suffering is to face it head on, 
grasp it round the neck and use it."
~ Mary Craig



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

What a Privilege


"What a privilege to be alive 
in this particular day and age!"
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt


Monday, October 17, 2016

Light of Your Love


"When you love someone 
and the light of your love 
shines upon them, 
they bloom."
~ Auntie Ma'iki Aiu Lake

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I Will Try


"'I can’t do it' never yet accomplished anything; 
'I will try' has performed wonders."
~ George P. Burnham



Thursday, October 6, 2016

Make the Most


"What I have learned from life 
is to make the most of what you have got."
~ Stephen Hawking

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hear the Voice of Invitation


"We must be careful and mindful 
to truly see what is going on, 
not through a narrow view, 
but a more open, panoramic view, 
so that we can hear the voice of invitation."
~ Issho Fujita


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Choose Joy


"Choose joy. 
There is always a choice, 
and a grand choice is joy."
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hate


“Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.”
~ Richard M. Nixon

Sunday, September 25, 2016

In Love with Life


"To be creative means to be in love with life.
You can be creative only if you love life 
enough that you want to enhance its beauty, 
you want to bring a little more music to it, 
a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it."
~ Osho