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Month: December 2019

C O N C E P T I O N

“We lift ourselves by our thought. We climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere.” – Orison Swett Marden

Breaking Plates

"Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time." ~ MIckey Mantle

C L O U D L I K E

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ― Rabindranath Tagore

The Hound

“Stop looking at my mouth.” His eyes darkened, as she saw his pupils dilate. He mouthed back, just as silently. “What if I don’t want to stop looking at your mouth?” ― Thea Harrison

Canta y No Llores

“I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” ― Frida Kahlo

F R U I T C A K E S

“Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think.” ― Werner Heisenberg

Bellflower

Amor, ch'al cor gentile ratto s'apprende prese costui de la bella persona che mi fu tolta; e 'l modo ancor m'offende. Amor, che a nullo amato amar perdona, Mi prese del costui piacer sì forte, Che, come vedi, ancor non m'abbandona..." "Love, which quickly arrests the gentle heart, Seized him with my beautiful form That was taken from me, in a manner which still grieves me. Love, which pardons no beloved from loving, took me so strongly with delight in him That, as you see, it still abandons me not...” ― Dante Alighieri

R A D I A N C E

“Up then, fair phoenix bride, frustrate the sun; Thyself from thine affection Takest warmth enough, and from thine eye All lesser birds will take their jollity. Up, up, fair bride, and call Thy stars from out their several boxes, take Thy rubies, pearls, and diamonds forth, and make Thyself a constellation of them all; And by their blazing signify That a great princess falls, but doth not die. Be thou a new star, that to us portends Ends of much wonder; and be thou those ends.” ― John Donne

Syncing Lips

“Doing something that truly touches your soul puts you, at once, in sync with eternal life. Here the gears of life move smoothly, and without unnatural stress. You and the universe in tandem, finally.” ― Garry Fitchett

C L O S E R

“Ivan tells Anna: "I used to imagine that being embraced by a woman . . . as something so wonderful that it would make me forget everything . . . [But] happiness, it turns out, will be to share with you the burden I can't share with anyone else.” ― Vasily Grossman

Tracing

"Looking back to anticipate the present is instinctive to even a child..." — Jeri Nicoli

Evergreen Dance

ON BEING CONTRADICTORY “I was a personality before I became a person—I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.” ~ Barbra Streisand

Underheard

“I shouldn't have eavesdropped, but sometimes, that's the only way to find out the truth.” ― Jodi Picoult

Curiously Compelling

"…our initiative and our spirit are alive and flourishing. We Shall Not Die Now." ~ "We Shall Not Die Now", a film by Ashton Gleckman

a p o t h e o s i s

"To be truly iconic, you need to be able to recognized in a silhouette." ~ Slash, Guns and Roses

Familial Tools of Friendship: The Trumpet's Echo

“The words we choose to use when we communicate with each other, carry vibrations. The word ‘war’ carries a whole different vibration than the word ‘peace’. The words we use are showing how we think and how we feel. The careful selection of words, helps to elevate our consciousness and resonate in higher frequencies.” ― Grigoris Deoudis