Captain

April 24, 2016

april2016-rocco-02 (1 of 1)“We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel.”
― David Whyte

One Saturday Afternoon

April 24, 2016

april2016-rocco-05 (1 of 1)april2016-rocco-04 (1 of 1)“Love is the conversation between possible, searing disappointment and a profoundly imagined sense of arrival and fulfillment; how we shape that conversation is the touchstone of our ability to love in the real inhabited world.”
― David Whyte

30

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

Eljin’s Bday

April 14, 2016

april2016-eljin-05 (1 of 1)april2016-eljin-04 (1 of 1)april2016-eljin-07 (1 of 1)april2016-eljin-10 (1 of 1)april2016-eljin-11 (1 of 1)april2016-eljin-12 (1 of 1)“Honesty is grounded in humility and indeed in humiliation, and in admitting exactly where we are powerless. Honesty is not found in revealing the truth, but in understanding how deeply afraid of it we are. To become honest is in effect to become fully and robustly incarnated into powerlessness. Honesty allows us to live with not knowing. We do not know the full story, we do not know where we are in the story; we do not know who is at fault or who will carry the blame in the end. Honesty is not a weapon to keep loss and heartbreak at bay, honesty is the outer diagnostic of our ability to come to ground in reality, the hardest attainable ground of all, the place where we actually dwell, the living, breathing frontier where there is no realistic choice between gain or loss.”
― David Whyte

Zeke and Micah

January 17, 2015

january2015-timberhollys-14 (1 of 1)“The act of loving itself, always becomes a path of humble apprenticeship, not only in following its difficult way and discovering its different forms of humility and beautiful abasement but strangely, through its fierce introduction to all its many astonishing and different forms, where we are asked continually and against our will, to give in so many different ways, without knowing exactly, or in what way, when or how, the mysterious gift will be returned.”
― David Whyte

Happy Pork

January 17, 2015

january2015-timberhollys-04 (1 of 1)january2015-timberhollys-07 (1 of 1)“Stand still.
The trees ahead and the bushes beside you Are not lost.
Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.

No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still.
The forest knows Where you are.
You must let it find you.”
― David Whyte