Friday, December 30, 2011

Wild and Precious Life

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Here's to a Blessed New Year!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Winter...


Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
~Edith Sitwell

Happy Winter Solstice!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Explore. Dream. Discover.


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~Mark Twain

Friday, December 09, 2011

Luck


Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
~Dalai Lama

Friday, December 02, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Whilst the Leaves


Cool murmur of water through apple-wood
Troughs without number
The whole orchard fills, whilst the leaves
Lend their music to slumber.
~Sappho

Friday, November 11, 2011

Crow

On a bare branch,

a crow has landed:

autumn nightfall.
~Basho

Friday, November 04, 2011

Love Rain


Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain. ~Billie Holiday

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October


All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken. ~Thomas Wolfe

Friday, October 07, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Forgiveness


Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another. ~Emma Goldman

Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumn


How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. ~John Burroughs

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friends


Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? ~Richard Bach

Friday, September 09, 2011

Erotica


Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.
~Gloria Steinem

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Rose


But she that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose. ~Anne Bronte

Friday, August 19, 2011

Go For It

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it. ~Bill Cosby

Friday, August 12, 2011

Art


I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist, or I'd draw a ram's head, really messy. I'd never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect spiderman ~Jean-Michel Basquiat

Monday, August 08, 2011

Helping

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. ~Audrey Hepburn

Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Joy


When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. ~Rumi

Friday, July 15, 2011

Poet


A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. ~W. H. Auden

Friday, July 08, 2011

Differences


It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ~Audre Lorde

Friday, July 01, 2011

Jealousy


My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was. ~Rodney Dangerfield

Friday, June 17, 2011

Stop Struggling


A further sign of health is that we don't become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it's time to stop struggling and look directly at what's threatening us. ~Pema Chödrön

Friday, June 10, 2011

Circle


I seemed to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line. ~Jeanette Winterson

Friday, June 03, 2011

Write


We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
~Anaïs Nin

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Woman


I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships. ~Gilda Radner

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friendship


Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. ~Aristotle

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sorrow


When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Kahlil Gibran

Friday, May 06, 2011

Becoming


As soon as the love relationship does not lead me to me, as soon as I am in a love relationship that does not lead another person to them self, this love, even if it seems to be the most secure and ecstatic attachment I have ever experienced, is not true love. For real love is dedicated to continual becoming. ~Leo Buscaglia

Friday, April 29, 2011

Awakening


It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful. ~Adrienne Rich

Friday, April 22, 2011

Writer


You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else. ~Grace Paley

Friday, April 15, 2011

Blaze


Blaze with the fire that is never extinguished. ~Luisa Sigea

Friday, April 08, 2011

Friday, April 01, 2011

Travel

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. ~Paul Theroux

Friday, March 25, 2011

Strength

When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. ~Audre Lorde

Monday, March 21, 2011

Springtime


Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. ~Zen Proverb
Happy Spring Equinox!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Our Journey


I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. ~Lillian Smith

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Cat


There is something about the presence of a cat...that seems to take the bite out of being alone. ~Louis Camuti

Friday, February 11, 2011

Old Men

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools. ~George Chapman

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Let Love Be There


The lesson, really, is that simple, just to clean your heart and to let love be there. ~Immaculée Ilibigiza

With joy, I say hello after a spell of being away. I'm back from my incredible 3-month trek through S. Europe. So many experiences and kilometers later, I hope you all are well. Peace~