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

Monday, February 29, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

April night...

They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there's moonlight all about and there's no moon above.  

~E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and Fred Saidy, dialogue just before the song "Old Devil Moon" in the musical Finian's Rainbow  (Thanks, Katherine!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

You know...

You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

~Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

All is a miracle....

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.

 ~Thich Nhat Hanh

How impressive.....

How impressive is the eloquence of silence! Sweet indeed is the voice of woman—the fire-side song of those, who are near and dear to us. Sweet, the sounds of morning and evening twilight. Sweet, the million melodies continually floating over the bosom of Nature. But there are hours in the life of every man when the music of silence is dearer to him than all. 

~Charles Lanman, "Musings," 1840

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thinking of thee...

With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence - o'er and o'er again
Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day,
Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!


~Thomas Moore

Your return....

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. 

~Mary Jean Iron

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