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Showing posts from January, 2010

So high

The Sky, originally uploaded by Elif Sanem Karakoc. "We must let go of the life we have planned,so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell

At Last

' It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ' ~ e. e. cummings


Guriú, originally uploaded by ricardo avelar.
"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life." - Ralph W. Emerson

Swan Dive

originally uploaded by nahkahousu Plunge boldly into the thick of life! - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Snowmobil, originally uploaded by nahkahousu. "Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."- Joseph Campbell

Dancing till Dusk

Golden, originally uploaded by osvaldoeaf. I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs

To be of use

The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.
They seem to become natives of that element,
the black sleek heads of seals
bouncing like half submerged balls.
I love people who harness themselves, an ox to a heavy cart,
who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience,
who strain in the mud and the muck to move things forward,
who do what has to be done, again and again.

I want to be with people who submerge
in the task, who go into the fields to harvest
and work in a row and pass the bags along,
who stand in the line and haul in their places,
who are not parlor generals and field deserters
but move in a common rhythm
when the food must come in or the fire be put out.
The work of the world is common as mud.
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but …

Four Amore

thinking of you, originally uploaded by cherry.bharati. There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love. - Johnny Depp


act II, originally uploaded by bee hives. I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the Heart's Affections and the truth of the Imagination. - John Keats

Shift of gears

, originally uploaded by dom.odonnell. "Often the decisions we think we make on the spur of the moment have been years in the making, and plans that we suddenly change were plans that we secretly abandoned long before." -Telling Secrets, Frederick Buechner


, originally uploaded by raisethemoon. Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. ' ~ Hafiz of Persia

Not yet home

, originally uploaded by ghostlings. As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Inward Instincts

Friends, originally uploaded by Russ Beinder. 'If you want to do your best for future generations of humanity, for your friends and family, you must begin by taking good care of yourself.' ~ Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche

Echo Dominoes

, originally uploaded by ✈ Naruto ✈. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~ Mother Theresa

Winter whys

, originally uploaded by *Sweet Arrogance. "Love slays what we have been that we may be what we were not." – St. Augustine


Bird Bath, originally uploaded by bossa67. "Imagine all the people, living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will live as one." - John Lennon

Away we go

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”, originally uploaded by childplay {Tiffani}. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber