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April 24, 2016

april2016-rocco-10 (1 of 1)april2016-rocco-21 (1 of 1)april2016-rocco-12 (1 of 1)april2016-rocco-14 (1 of 1)april2016-rocco-13 (1 of 1)april2016-rocco-15 (1 of 1)april2016-rocco-24 (1 of 1)april2016-rocco-16 (1 of 1)april2016-rocco-18 (1 of 1)april2016-rocco-22 (1 of 1)“You must learn one thing:
the world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn

anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.”
― David Whyte

Dandelion

April 3, 2015

april2015-islandcreek-31 (1 of 1)To foreclose on our emotional life out of a fear that the costs will be too high is to walk away from the very thing that gives purpose and meaning to living.” –Brené Brown

Farm Shed

April 2, 2015

april2015-islandcreek-35 (1 of 1)april2015-islandcreek-27 (1 of 1) “Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.”
― Alan W. Watts

Brilliant

April 2, 2015

april2015-islandcreek-15 (1 of 1)“But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”
― Alan W. Watts

Holly

April 2, 2015

april2015-islandcreek-01 (1 of 1)april2015-islandcreek-19 (1 of 1)“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”
― Alan W. Watts

Addition

January 30, 2015

january2015-work-25 (1 of 1)“We will all wake up semi-angels,
If we wake at all.”
— Rod McKuen

Roof Rafters

January 30, 2015

january2015-work-22 (1 of 1) january2015-work-21 (1 of 1) january2015-work-20 (1 of 1) january2015-work-19 (1 of 1) january2015-work-23 (1 of 1)“No map to help us find the tranquil flat lands, clearings calm, fields without mean fences. Rolling down the other side of life our compass is the sureness of ourselves. Time may make us rugged, ragged round the edges, but know and understand that love is still the safest place to land.”
— Rod McKuen

Best Spot in Virginia

January 29, 2015

january2015-work-04 (1 of 1)“I think that sometimes the great changes in our lives, the ones that divide time, happen so deep down and silently that we don’t even know when they occur……It frequently happens that the seasons of the greatest change are the times that feel the most tranquil, the most suspended, the most…timeless.”
― Anne Rivers Siddons

Cabin

January 19, 2015

january2015-holly's-01 (1 of 1)
“Very late I have heard a kind of whispered sighing
Not far
Like a night wind in pines or like the sea in the dark
The echo of everything that has ever
Been spoken
Still spinning its one syllable
Between the earth and silence”
― W.S. Merwin

Tiny Objects

January 19, 2015

january2015-holly's-13 (1 of 1)“The long way to you is still tied to me
I keep wanting to give you what is already yours
it is the morning of the mornings together
breath of summer oh my found one
the sleep in the same current and each waking to you

when I open my eyes you are what I wanted to see.”
― W.S. Merwin