Thursday, August 25, 2016

Looking back.....

Looking back, you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life, and that person was you. It is not too late to become that person again. 

~Robert Brault, 
rbrault.blogspot.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Twilight..


How the miracle of our meeting
Shone there and sang,
I didn't want to return
From there to anywhere.
Happiness instead of duty
Was bitter delight to me.
Not obliged to speak to anyone,
I spoke for a long while.
Let passions stifle lovers,
Demanding answers,
We, my dear, are only souls
At the limits of the world.

Monday, July 4, 2016

The child within us....

It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative? 

~Cesare Pavese

Sunday, July 3, 2016

The white rose...


The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove.     
John Boyle O'Reilly

Friday, July 1, 2016

I was too young....


    She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Treasures....

The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most. 

~ Dale Carnegie

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Elegance....

   

Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful. Mystery is a hidden laugh always ready to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

I'm always in love....

I do take very good care of myself, and I'm always in love. And by that I mean I have an appetite for life. I'm in love with beauty and things and people and love and being in love, and those things I think, on the inside, show on the outside. 
~ Gloria Vanderbilt

Friday, May 27, 2016

When the soul lies down.....









Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.” 

― Rumi.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

So close...yet far...

There’s something about sitting alone in the dark that reminds you how big the world really is, and how far apart we all are. The stars look like they’re so close, you could reach out and touch them. But you can’t. Sometimes things look a lot closer than they are.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

If you ever ask me...


If you ever ask me how many times you’ve crossed my mind, I would say once. Because you came, and never left.

~ Ritu Ghatourey

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Who and what we are..

It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. 

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

True stories....


She kept asking me if the stories were true. I kept asking her if it mattered. We finally gave up. She was looking for a place to stand and I wanted a place to fly.

 ~Brian Andreas, Mostly True: Collected Stories and Drawings, 1993

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The doorway to her heart...

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. 

-- Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Spirit leaps....

I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Ocean’s voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it.

 ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Foot-prints on the Sea-shore"

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Let go...

    Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Smile with your soul...

Smile with your lips, smile with your eyes, smile with your heart and your soul and your life. 

~Terri Guillemets

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Give me....

Give me
a moon-blanket night
to keep me warm
a long-gone smile
to comfort me
a pair of rain-blue eyes
to haunt me
a simple soul
...to love me.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

All I want....

All I want in this life are three...
a moonlit beach on the starlit sea,
a breath of opium,
and thee.

Moving sea between your souls...

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

~ Khalil Gibran

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