Friday, February 14, 2014

Treasured Memories..

How my memory treasures every sweet stray moment of our past — handclasp, kiss and heart-beat, the passion of those dear unfathomable eyes, the rustle of garments, the gliding steps and lingering farewells! 

~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stream of Blood...

Civilization is a stream with banks.  The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues.  The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks.  Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.  

~Will Durant

Friday, February 7, 2014

Good weather..!!

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.  

~John Ruskin

Friday, January 24, 2014

A sense of one's being...!!

I am a dancer. I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living.... In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes in some area an athlete of God. 

~Martha Graham, c.1953

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Simple beauty...!!

We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.  

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 20, 2014

Keep the hue in you...!!!

It's wonderful when you can bring sparkle into people's lives without fading away from your own true color. Keep the hue in you. 

~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

A Cup of blessing...!!

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament.  Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.  

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, January 17, 2014

I started smiling too....

Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.


~Author Unknown

Friday, January 10, 2014

Life of things...

[T]hat blessed mood,
In which the burthen of the mystery,In which the heavy and the weary weightOf all this unintelligible world,Is lightened:—that serene and blessed mood,In which the affections gently lead us on,—Until, the breath of this corporeal frameAnd even the motion of our human bloodAlmost suspended, we are laid asleepIn body, and become a living soul:While with an eye made quiet by the powerOf harmony, and the deep power of joy,We see into the life of things.

~William Wordsworth, 1798

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