Still Life

October 26, 2015

IMG_9003“I’ll risk everything together with you.”
― Henrik Ibsen

Kisses of Colour

October 20, 2015

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“I know someone who kisses the way

a flower opens, but more rapidly.

Flowers are sweet.  They have

short, beatific lives.  They offer

much pleasure. There is

nothing in the world that can be said against them.

Sad, isn’t it, that all they can kiss

is the air.

Yes, yes!  We are the lucky ones.”  –Mary Oliver

Autumn Begins

September 24, 2015

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“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke


September 22, 2015

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“I am cursed with a terminal case of curiosity. I am jealous, selfish, acquisitive, territorial and possessive. I have a terrible temper, and I know I can be a cruel son of a bitch.” said the dragon. “I used to eat people, you know.”
― Thea Harrison

Still Life

September 22, 2015

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“She put out her hand and touched his forearm, as she would have touched some piece of porcelain or sculpture, just for the sheer animal pleasure of feeling its shape and curve beneath her fingertips.”
― Rosamunde Pilcher

At Night

May 14, 2015

may2015-soap-09 (1 of 1)“What more do I need?
I don’t know how my book
will end.

All I know is that love
is not the modern invention
of rebellious young girls.

Love is ancient.
A legend.
The truth.”
― Margarita Engle

may2015-strawberries-54 (1 of 1)may2015-strawberries-53 (1 of 1)“I mean you ask me
not to fall in love with you
and then you go write poems
with your tongue
and draw constellations
in my freckles.”
― Clementine von Radics

Cedar Oil

May 10, 2015

may2015-lisababyshower-69 (1 of 1) may2015-lisababyshower-68 (1 of 1) may2015-lisababyshower-67 (1 of 1)“You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.”
― Hanya Yanagihara

Ira’s Ride

May 8, 2015

may2015-motorcycles-22 (1 of 1)“These are the quicksilver moments of my childhood I cannot remember entirely. Irresistible and emblematic, I can recall them only in fragments and shivers of the heart.”
― Pat Conroy

Spark Plugs

May 8, 2015

may2015-motorcycles-09 (1 of 1)may2015-motorcycles-23 (1 of 1)may2015-motorcycles-25 (1 of 1)may2015-motorcycles-26 (1 of 1)No story is a straight line. The geometry of a human life is too imperfect and complex, too distorted by the laughter of time and the bewildering intricacies of fate to admit the straight line into its system of laws.”
― Pat Conroy