Eljin’s Bday

April 14, 2016

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― David Whyte

Pumpkins

October 23, 2015

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― George Saunders

Indian Summer

October 22, 2015

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— Jeanette Winterson

Noggins

October 22, 2015

october2015-apples-11-small (1 of 1)“We can be as honest as we are ignorant. If we are, when asked what is beyond the horizon of the known, we must say that we do not know. We can tell the truth, and we can enjoy the blessed freedom that the brave have won. We can destroy the monsters of superstition, the hissing snakes of ignorance and fear. We can drive from our minds the frightful things that tear and wound with beak and fang. We can civilize our fellow-men. We can fill our lives with generous deeds, with loving words, with art and song, and all the ecstasies of love. We can flood our years with sunshine — with the divine climate of kindness, and we can drain to the last drop the golden cup of joy.”
— Robert G. Ingersoll

Morris

October 7, 2015

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“Wild honey smells of freedom
The dust – of sunlight
The mouth of a young girl, like a violet
But gold – smells of nothing.”
― Anna Akhmatova

Apples and Pumpkins

October 7, 2015

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october2015-applesandpumpkins-06 (1 of 1)“Perhaps I knew nothing of love, but I knew that I had found it, and never wanted to lose it.”
― Peter May

Play

September 24, 2015

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“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Pro Moves

September 21, 2015

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“Peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
— Alan W. Watts

Tooth

September 7, 2015

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“they say we’re losing centimetres
every year; as if we were
a beach that’s losing
ground with every salt advance

the night is overcast
but why not try, at least,
to touch the things our orbits
cannot hold, while there’s time
while we can.”
― Andrew McMillan

Nature Hunt

March 16, 2015

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Year after year after year.
I am still in love.”
― Gary Snyder