Dairy

January 27, 2012

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“My room reflected the bright mess of my interior world, part boxcar and part fairyland.”  –Patti Smith

The Park Farm Shoot

January 27, 2012

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“Never love a wild thing, Mr. Bell,’ Holly advised him. ‘That was Doc’s mistake. He was always lugging home wild things. A hawk with a hurt wing. One time it was a full-grown bobcat with a broken leg. But you can’t give your heart to a wild thing: the more you do, the stronger they get. Until they’re strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. That’s how you’ll end up, Mr. Bell. If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky.”
― Truman Capote

Stuck

January 26, 2012

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“And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said “All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them”
But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone.”

Suzanne.  Leonard Cohen

1000th Post: A Look Back

November 13, 2009

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“Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all.”

—Hans Christian Andersen

Vintage

November 8, 2009

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“When we can accept that we have weaknesses and flaws, but that we can grow towards interior freedom and truer love, then we can accept the weaknesses and flaws of others,who can grow towards the freedom and love; we can look at all men and women with realism and love. We are all mortal and fragile. But we have hope, because it is possible to grow.”Vanier

Sally and Gem

November 8, 2009

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“The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always. “  –Willa Cather

Washing Up

November 7, 2009

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“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.”   – Mother Teresa

S and B

November 7, 2009

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George MacDonald
“…though I cannot promise to take you home,” said North Wind, as she sank nearer and nearer to the tops of the houses, “I can promise you it will be all right in the end. You will get home somehow.”
— George MacDonald (At the Back of the North Wind)

Pixie Dust

November 7, 2009

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“Eternity is not the hereafter.. this is it. If you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere.”

–Joseph Campbell

Rising Trot

November 7, 2009

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“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”  –Stephen Covey