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Bask and shine

Bask and shine, originally uploaded by colbyh. The individual ray is no different from the sun. It is the sun.

The big "IF"

The big 'IF', originally uploaded by colbyh. IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can forc…

Pastimes

Pastimes, originally uploaded by colbyh. ' I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a
love letter to the world. '
~ Mother Teresa

Wakenings

Wakenings, originally uploaded by colbyh. Sometimes I wake, and lo, I have forgot,
And drifted out upon an ebbing sea!
My soul that was at rest now resteth not,
For I am with myself and not with thee;
Truth seems a blind moon in a glaring morn,
Where nothing is but sick-heart vanity.

- George MacDonald, Diary of an Old Soul

All at Sea

All at Sea, originally uploaded by colbyh. "Thou shalt enlarge my heart" Ps. 119:32

La chasse au bonheur

Dublin Horse Show, originally uploaded by chrisps. “Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails” -Clarence Darrow

Evergreen

Evergreen, originally uploaded by colbyh. The tree on the mountain takes whatever the weather brings. If it has
any choice at all, it is in putting down roots as deeply as possible.
- Corrie ten Boom

La Vida Lekker

La Vida Lekker, originally uploaded by colbyh. Where there is love, there is life.

Field notes

Field notes, originally uploaded by colbyh. I'm not writing it down to remember it later. I'm writing it down to
remember it now.

Upstream, or Down

Upstream, or Down, originally uploaded by colbyh. Savor the journey; worry not where it leads.

In the making

Birds in the making, originally uploaded by BKPhotographyMO. "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones" John Cage

Responsible Parties

Responsible Party, originally uploaded by colbyh. To thine own self be true. (Shakespeare via Polonius)

From the dock

From the dock, originally uploaded by colbyh. The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Unforgettable Elephants

Unforgettable Elephants, originally uploaded by colbyh. 260 elephant sculptures parade to preserve.

"There is no art without contemplation."
~Robert Henri

Shortcut

Shortcut, originally uploaded by colbyh. I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
CS Lewis

Livin' la vida

Livin' la vida, originally uploaded by colbyh. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives
fully is prepared to die at any time.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)