All the Love

April 25, 2016

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― David Whyte

Captain

April 24, 2016

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― David Whyte

Recovering

March 28, 2016

march2106-easter-small-73 (1 of 1)“Most people end up being conformists; they adapt to prison life. A few become reformers; they fight for better lighting, better ventilation. Hardly anyone becomes a rebel, a revolutionary who breaks down the prison walls. You can only be a revolutionary when you see the prison walls in the first place.”
― Anthony de Mello

Wood Mizer

January 10, 2016

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“I don’t suppose I really know you very well – but I know you smell like the delicious damp grass that grows near old walls and that your hands are beautiful opening out of your sleeves and that the back of your head is a mossy sheltered cave when there is trouble in the wind and that my cheek just fits the depression in your shoulder.”

—Zelda Fitzgerald

Wood House Under Construction

November 18, 2015

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―Émile Zola

Bonfire Nights

October 15, 2015

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― Sarah Kay

My Tribe

May 15, 2015

may2015-pierce-03 (1 of 1)“For, what is home? Surely more than a set of rooms, a roof, an address? Home suggests belonging. Suggests warmth, safety, companionship. Love.”
― Paula Brackston

Hand Signals

April 8, 2015

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― Pablo Neruda

Boys Night

March 31, 2015

16983060031_a364048307_b“We have not immortal souls, we shall never live again; but, like the green sea-weed, when once it has been cut off, we can never flourish more. Human beings, on the contrary, have a soul which lives forever, lives after the body has been turned to dust. It rises up through the clear, pure air beyond the glittering stars. As we rise out of the water, and behold all the land of the earth, so do they rise to unknown and glorious regions which we shall never see.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

Staying Warm

March 29, 2015

march2015-lastdayofmarch-18 (1 of 1)“As we embrace our passions and delve into the mystery of life, we unite with the majestic complexity of nature; and if we follow the signs, this can help us understand who we really are.”
― Sebastian Pole