august2014-ali's30th-49 (1 of 1)“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
― Umberto Eco

End of August

August 31, 2014

august2014-ali's30th-02 (1 of 1)“The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer. They think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.”
― Ken Kesey

Slip and Slide

August 31, 2014

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Love is more than a candle.
Love can ignite the stars.”
― Matthew Woodring Stover


Ali’s 30th

August 31, 2014

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— Ralph Waldo Emerson

English Summer

August 28, 2014

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“Passion such as hers is all consent, asking little in return. I had merely to enter a room where she was to see her face take on that peaceful expression of one who is resting in bed. If I touched her, I had the impression that all the blood in her veins was turning to honey.”
― Marguerite Yourcenar


August 28, 2014

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“Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.”
― Mercedes Lackey

Blenfest 2014

August 28, 2014

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“Where there is love there is courage,
where there is courage there is peace,
where there is peace there is God.
And when you have God, you have everything.”
― Louise Penny

Corn Fields

August 28, 2014

august2014-blenfest2014-86 (1 of 1) august2014-blenfest2014-53 (1 of 1) august2014-blenfest2014-52 (1 of 1)“What are you afraid of?
I’m afraid of not recognizing Paradise.”
― Louise Penny

Dishwashing Duties

August 25, 2014

august2014-blenfest2014-117 (1 of 1)“But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.”
― Pablo Neruda

Summer Fields

August 25, 2014

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“We ourselves shall be loved for awhile and forgotten. But the love will have been enough; all those impulses
of love return to the love that made them. Even memory is not necessary for love. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.”
― Thornton Wilder