Summer Dreaming

January 7, 2016

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― Sarah Addison Allen

Turquoise and Leather

October 9, 2015

october2015-leatherhags-20 (1 of 1)“By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two
together in their sleep will defeat the darkness”
― Pablo Neruda

Fringe and Braids

October 9, 2015

october2015-leatherhags-27 (1 of 1)october2015-leatherhags-26 (1 of 1)october2015-leatherhags-25 (1 of 1)“When the immense drugged universe explodes
In a cascade of unendurable colour
And leaves us gasping naked,
This is no more than the ectasy of chaos:
Hold fast, with both hands, to that royal love
Which alone, as we know certainly, restores
Fragmentation into true being.”
― Robert Graves


October 9, 2015

october2015-leatherhags-01 (1 of 1)“When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden…

But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of
love’s threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter,
and weep, but not all of your tears…

But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”
― Kahlil Gibran


October 9, 2015

october2015-leatherhags-04 (1 of 1) october2015-leatherhags-05 (1 of 1) october2015-leatherhags-29 (1 of 1)“Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be.”
― William Wordsworth

A Visit with LeatherHags

April 16, 2015

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“I taught him, ‘he quavered, “to trust in love. I said:’when love comes, that is reality.’ I said: ‘Passion does not blind. No. Passion is sanity, and the woman you love, she is the only person you will ever really understand.”
― E.M. Forster

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september2014-leatherhags-09 (1 of 1)Like a snake, my heart
has shed its skin.
I hold it here in my hand,
full of honey and wounds.”
― Federico García Lorca

Pickup Truck

June 10, 2014

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“Never mind. The self is the least of it. Let our scars fall in love”
― Galway Kinnell