Monday, June 30, 2014

True Nature

 
For in the true nature of things,
 if we rightly consider, 
every green tree
 is far more glorious 
than if it were made of 
gold and silver.
~Martin Luther~ 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dogma

 
Cats were put into the world 
to disprove the dogma 
that all things were created 
to serve man.
 ~Paul Gray~

Saturday, June 28, 2014

After All

 
After all, 
this is a world of
 rock and water and air.
 It is elemental. 
 It is not ours.
~ Janet Kauffman~ 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Feeling

 
Happiness
 is the feeling
 you’re feeling
 when you want to 
keep feeling it. 
~Author Unknown~

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Give Up

 
They that can give up 
essential liberty
 to obtain a little temporary safety
 deserve neither liberty nor safety.
 ~ Benjamin Franklin~

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Corner

 

There is only one corner of the universe

 you can be certain of improving, 

and that's your own self. 

 

~Aldous Huxley~

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Unite

 
Now is the time to unite
 the soul and the world. 
Now is the time to see
 the sunlight dancing
 as one with the shadows. 
~Rumi~

Monday, June 23, 2014

Child-like

 
I am often accused of being childish. 
 I prefer to interpret that as child-like.
  I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things. 
 I tend to exaggerate and fantasize and embellish. 
 I still listen to instinctual urges.  
I play with leaves. 
 I skip down the street and run against the wind. 
 I never water my garden without soaking myself. 
 It has been after such times of joy 
that I have achieved my greatest 
 creativity and produced my best work.
 ~Leo F. Buscaglia~

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Perfect


 
Our perfect companions 
never have fewer 
than four feet.
 ~Colette~

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Meaning

 
We should give meaning to life,
 not wait for life to give us meaning. 
 ~Author Unknown~

Friday, June 20, 2014

Stray Gifts

 
Pleasure is spread
 through the earth
In stray gifts 
to be claimed by 
whoever shall find.
~William Wordsworth~

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Friend


Your friend is that man 
who knows all about you,
 and still likes you. 
~Elbert Hubbard~

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sing

We should run through the forest
We should swim in the streams
We should laugh, we should cry,
We should love, we should dream
We should stare at the stars and not just the screens
You should hear what I'm saying and know what it means

To sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Love without fear in your heart.
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark
 
~ PASSENGER~

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Landscape


We are a landscape 
of all we have seen.
~Isamu Noguchi ~ 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Stand

 
Give me a land of boughs in leaf,
A land of trees that stand;
Where trees are fallen there is grief;
I love no leafless land.
~ A.E. Housman ~ 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers' Day

 
The heart of a father 
is the masterpiece of nature.
 ~Antoine-Fran├žois~
 
Happy
Fathers' Day!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Learn

 
You cannot help but learn more 
as you take the world into your hands.
 Take it up reverently, 
for it is an old piece of clay,
 with millions of thumbprints on it.
 ~John Updike~
 
Nice work this year Kidos!!!
 I am proud of all your hard work.
 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wild Goose Chase

 
Don’t refuse to go on an 
occasional wild goose chase —
 that’s what wild geese are for.
 ~Author Unknown~

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bright Future

 
I would feel more optimistic 
about a bright future for man
 if he spent less time proving 
that he can outwit Nature 
and more time tasting 
her sweetness and
 respecting her seniority. 
 ~Elwyn Brooks White~

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Brook

 
The brook 
would lose its song
 if you removed the rocks.
 ~Fred Beck~

Monday, June 9, 2014

Or


You can shed tears that she is gone,
 or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
 or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
 Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
 or you can be full of the love you shared. 
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, 
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. 
You can remember her only that she is gone,
 or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
 You can cry and close your mind, 
be empty and turn your back.
 Or you can do what she'd want: 
smile, 
open your eyes,
 love and go on.
~David Harkins~
 
 
I Miss you Mommy
I Love you.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Terra Firma

 
This planet is not Terra firma.
It is a delicate flower and it must be cared for.
It's lonely.
It's small.
It's isolated, and there is no resupply.
And we are mistreating it.
 ~Scott Carpenter~

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Evolution

 
Nothing will benefit
 human health and increase chances
 for survival of life on Earth
 as much as the evolution
 to a vegetarian diet.
 ~Albert Einstein~

Friday, June 6, 2014

Flowers

 
In joy or sadness,
 flowers are our constant friends.
~ Kozuko Okakura~   

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Special Light

 
We are each gifted in a unique and important way. 
 It is our privilege and our adventure
 to discover our own special light.
  ~Evelyn Dunbar~

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pause and Reflect

 Whenever you find yourself 
on the side of the majority,
 it is time to 
pause and reflect.
~Mark Twain~

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Web

 
Humankind has not woven the web of life. 
 We are but one thread within it.  
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  
All things are bound together. 
 All things connect.  
~Chief Seattle~

Monday, June 2, 2014

Looking

 
There is no danger
 of developing eyestrain 
from looking on
 the bright side of things. 
 ~ Alexander Lockhart~

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dwell Among



Those who dwell among
 the beauties and mysteries of the earth
 are never alone or weary of life.
 ~Rachel Carson~