Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Kick Out of Living


"Calm energy is the natural flow state 
in which you get a kick out of living."
~ Robert K. Cooper

Monday, February 27, 2017

You Cannot Soar


"As long as you keep a person down, 
some part of you has to be 
down there to hold him down, 
so it means you cannot soar 
as you otherwise might."
~ Marian Anderson


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Thing You Cannot Explain


"Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. 
There is only one valuable thing in art: 
the thing you cannot explain."
~ Georges Braque




Monday, February 20, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Comfort For Every Sorrow


"The best remedy for those who are afraid, 
lonely or unhappy is to go outside, 
somewhere where they can be quite alone 
with the heavens, nature and God. 
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be 
and that God wishes to see people happy, 
amidst the simple beauty of nature. 
As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, 
I know that then there will always be 
comfort for every sorrow, 
whatever the circumstances may be. 
And I firmly believe that nature 
brings solace in all troubles."
~ Anne Frank

Monday, February 13, 2017

Find Your Subject


"You don't find your subject, it finds you."
~ Andrew Motion

So beautiful outside this morning, I am waiting out back for the sunrise. A slight turn to the right, and here is the moon out front, tangled like a beacon in the trees. I am leaning into the moon with delight.


Look closely. Watching the jets. I count five trails, taking off from Asheville airport, white lines in the clear blue sky.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday


"Sunday, the day for the language of leisure."
~ Elfriede Jelinek

Your Own Resolution to Succeed


"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, 
is more important than any other one thing."
~ Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Keep Looking Upward


"I try to avoid looking forward or backward, 
and try to keep looking upward."
~ Charlotte Bronte


Friday, February 10, 2017

Wounds That Cannot Be Seen


"The wounds that cannot be seen 
are more painful than those that can be treated by a doctor."
~ Nelson Mandela

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Depth of Friendship

Ice on the deck and the sun rises to say "Happy Birthday Alma."
"Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance."
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, February 6, 2017

Even Better This Time


"I had to pick myself up and get on with it, 
do it all over again, only even better this time."
~ Sam Walton

Waiting at the red light.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Two Beautiful Daughters


"Hope has two beautiful daughters 
their names are anger and courage. 
Anger that things are the way they are. 
Courage to make them the way they ought to be."
~ St. Augustine of Hippo

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Infinity on High


"Be clearly aware of the stars 
and infinity on high. 
Then life seems almost enchanted after all."
~ Vincent Van Gogh