Untitled, originally uploaded by ryantatar. For life is the best thing we have in this existence. And if we should desire to believe in something, it should be a beacon within. This beacon being the sun, sea, and sky, our children, our work, our companions and, most simply put, the embodiment of love.” ~ Patti Smith
Be happy, originally uploaded by Pilar Azaña. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.” Washington Irving
I marvel that Thou shouldst become incarnate, be crucified, dead, and buried.
The tomb calls forth my adoring wonder, for it is empty and Thou art risen; the four-fold Gospel attests it, the living witnesses prove it, my heart’s experience knows it.
Give me to die with Thee that I may rise to new life, for I wish to be as dead and buried to sin, to selfishness, to the world; that I might not hear the voice of the charmer, and might be delivered from his lusts.
O Lord, there is much ill about me – crucify it, much flesh within me – mortify it.
Purge me from selfishness, the fear of man, the love of praise, the shame of being thought old-fashioned, the desire to be cultivated or modern.
Let me reckon my old life dead because of crucifixion, and never feed it as a living thing.
Grant me to stand with my dying Saviour, to be content to be rejected, to be willing to t…
Leopardess rolling, originally uploaded by Tambako the Jaguar. “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” ― Neil Gaiman