Work Break

December 29, 2014

december2014-boxingday-12 (1 of 1) december2014-boxingday-11 (1 of 1)“I’ll tell you right now, the doors to the world of the wild self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door; if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much that you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Mom’s House

December 29, 2014

december2014-boxingday-13 (1 of 1)“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you,and that you will work with these stories from your life–not someone else’s life–water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom. That is the work. The only work.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Winter Flowers

December 27, 2014

december2014-boxingday-06 (1 of 1)“Go out in the woods, go out. If you don’t go out in the woods nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Boxing Day

December 26, 2014

december2014-boxingday-03 (1 of 1) december2014-boxingday-02 (1 of 1) december2014-boxingday-01 (1 of 1)december2014-boxingday-07 (1 of 1)  december2014-boxingday-09 (1 of 1) december2014-boxingday-04 (1 of 1)“a dream is only a memory of the future”
― Steve Erickson

december2014-boxingday-05 (1 of 1)“go in peace
go in kindness
go in love
go in faith
leave the day
the day behind us
day is done
go in grace
let us go
into the dark
not afraid
not alone
let us hope
by some good pleasure
safely to
arrive at home”  –Sam Baker

Tis The Season

December 26, 2014

december2014-christmasday-10 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-09 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-08 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-33 (1 of 1)december2014-christmasday-31 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-30 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-29 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-26 (1 of 1)“He wants to tell her that when things vanish they become something else, in death we rise again in the blades of grass, the splitting bodies of seeds.”
— Anthony Doerr

Christmas Colours

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-25 (1 of 1)“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Winter Wonder

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-17bw (1 of 1)“The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Little Drum

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-07 (1 of 1)“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Christmas Faces

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-15 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-24 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-19 (1 of 1)december2014-christmasday-23 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-22 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-20 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-18 (1 of 1)“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.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh