Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just to Live

That was more beautiful than mere words... and worth the 4-day wait.

"Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy." ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

Light fog, surreal sky, crescent moon. Color on the horizon. Birds are singing. So is my heart... The clouds are wild magic motion. Orange red fire. Still a haze. & the air is moist. Suddenly quiet.

Friday, March 25, 2011


"Life is a grindstone,
and whether it grinds a man down
or polishes him up
depends on the stuff he's made of."
~ Josh Billings

Gray skies over my ridge. Cold after a couple days of Spring warmth... But, this morning, looking toward Asheville, all is golden. A haven of optimism. The mountain ridge there slopes and curves gently, a comforting, rising breast. Earth Mother. Passion. A lifeline to creativity and possibilities.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Image of a Cathedral

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile
the moment a single man
contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

He Who Smiles

Gentle fog settles in valley. No clouds, just a ribbon of orange gold. Beautiful morning...Stunning beauty. Relentless hope.

"He who smiles
rather than rages
is always the stronger."
~ Japanese Proverb

Monday, March 14, 2011

Never Give Up Then

Happy Birthday, Rodney

"When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you
until it seems that you cannot hold on
for a minute longer, never give up then,
for that is just the place and
that the tide will turn."
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tell the Story

"Whoever survives a test,
whatever it may be, must tell the story.
That is his duty."
Elie Wiesel

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dream Beings

"All human beings are also dream beings.
Dreaming ties all mankind together."

Japan tsunami and earthquake weigh heavily on the world... Yet after days of rain, the sky is so beautiful this morning. Orange sherbert clouds close to the sun. Bright light. The timeless promise of goodness...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Why or Whither

Black bird soars across the orange sherbert sky...

"My advice to you is not to inquire
why or whither,
but just
enjoy your ice cream
while it's on your plate--
that's my philosophy."

Cold! Orange sherbert sky and the sun is getting ready to crest... @hopicecream Has anyone ever made a sunrise sherbert? This morning's Asheville sky looks gorgeous enough to eat... Brrr! Amazing sunrise. It feels so good to be alive.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gel in My Mind

"When I get an idea for a song
it would gel in my mind for weeks or months,
and then one day just like that, I'll
write it."
Johnny Cash

Cloudy over Asheville, but clear along my ridge. Venus burns brightly, like the love & gratitude I feel in my heart this morning...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Touch the Sky

"Only from the heart
Can you touch the sky."
Jalaluddin Rumi

Frozen fingers. Colder than it looks on my back deck. Interesting sunrise, light smeared by clouds.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Open Our Hearts

"If we learn to open our hearts,
anyone, including the people
who drive us
can be our
~ Pema Chodron

Watching Venus rise and fade as twilight turns gold. Chilly, but pretty morning... The way those two mountains meet, it looks like my sun is rising in the middle of a heart...

Another view of this morning's sunrise: Tumblr

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ninety-Nine Percent

"Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable."
R. Buckminster Fuller

So...much...beauty. Overwhelming, really... Just shot into the blazing sun. Remarkable results. Why has it taken me 5 years to do this? ...I like it. :) Just right into the blaze, fearless.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Touch the Miracle

"Learn your theories as well as you can,
but put them aside
when you touch the
miracle of a living soul."
Carl Jung

Clear deep blue sky & light spills in. Just above Pisgah Forest ridge, the stunning crescent moon, with Venus burning brightly... Today marks my 12th anniversary of dailycelebrations.com. :) Life is a celebration of passionate colors... Caught up in the miracle of this new day...