Saturday, December 31, 2016

Letting go...

Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. ~ Melody Beattie

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Falling in love...

I think that one of the things that you do learn is that falling in love and being in love with someone is a rarity. That you don't fall in love as many times as you think you're going to. And then when you do, it's really special; it's really important.

~ Julianne Moore

Make life happen...

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. 

Bradley Whitford

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Falling in love.

"Mohabbat karna hamare bas mein nahi hai...uss mohabbat se dur chale jana vo hamare bas mein hai"

It's not within our control to fall in love ... but to go far away from that love ... is within our control.


~ Ae dil hai mushkil (2016)

Callings of my soul..

As I unclutter my life, I free myself to answer the callings of my soul. 

~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Unspeakable memories....

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

~ George Eliot

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Emotions... Feelings..

Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place. 

Judith Wright

It's Ok to lose your spark...

It's OK if you fall down and lose your spark...Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

We sometimes..

We sometimes think we want to disappear,
When all we really want is to be found..

~ Lonliness (Adna)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Empty... Inside..

There are people in the world, who are just wrong, and then there are the masses of population that are right, or at the very least they lie in the veil of between. I on the other hand, do not belong to any group. I don’t exist. It’s not that I don’t have substance; I have a body like everyone else. I can feel the fire when it burns against my skin, the rain when it caresses my face and the breeze as it fingers my hair. I have all the senses that other people do. I am just empty, inside.

J.D. Stroube, Caged in Darkness (Caged, #1)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

It's beyond..

Loving oneself isn't hard, when you understand who and what 'yourself' is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It's so beyond all of those things and it's what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure. 
~ Phylicia Rashad

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Being in love...

The whole point of being in love with someone is to make sure their life is the best life it can be. It's not about being selfish. It's not about how great that person makes you life, It's about making their life wonderful.

Cherie M. Hudson, Undeniable (Always #3)

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

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

Monday, February 8, 2016

As love grows older...

Love is like a friendship caught on fire.  In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.  As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. 

 ~Bruce Lee

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Quietness....

The world is hard and cruel. We are here none knows why, and we go none knows whither. We must be very humble. We must see the beauty of quietness. We must go through life so inconspicuously that Fate does not notice us. 

~W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, 1919

A whole mystery...

A man gives many question marks, however, a woman is a whole mystery. 

~Diana Stürm

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chaos....

Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair!

~ "The Joker" Heath Ledger.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Discover yourself!!

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself. 

~Alan Alda

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I want....

Some people want a big house, fast cars and a lot of money...I want a small cabin in the woods... Away from such people!!!

Nostalgia...

We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don't think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you're hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.

 ~Art Buchwald

Monday, January 25, 2016

Girls aren't beautiful.....

No beauty is lost. You get to see the real face of it after the blossoms have fallen off the tree. That's why I would rather see the face of a beautiful woman than a pretty girl.
      Girls aren't beautiful, they're pretty. Beautiful is too heavy a word to assign to a girl. Women are beautiful because their faces show that they know, they have lost something and picked up something else.


      ~Henry Rollins, Smile, You're Traveling (Black Coffee Blues Part 3), 2000

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Whole creation....

They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.

 ~Oliver Goldsmith

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

My crown is in my heart....

My crown is in my heart, not in my head,
Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones,
Nor to be seen; my crown is called contentment;
A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.


~William Shakespeare

Monday, January 11, 2016

I am not tragically colored.....

I am not tragically colored.  There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes.... Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less.  No, I do not weep at the world - I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.  

~Zora Neale Hurston, How It Feels to Be Colored Me, 1928

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