Blooming Amid Thorns

Blooming Amid Thorns

“The world is not respectable;
it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever;
but it is shot through with beauty, with love
with glints of courage and laughter;
and in these, the spirit blooms timidly,
and struggles to the light amid the thorns.”
George Santayana

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Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

“We grow great by dreams.
All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day
or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die,
but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days
till they bring them to the sunshine and light
which comes always to those who
sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.”

Woodrow T. Wilson

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See How Her Tulips Glow

Radient Glow

” … no girl had ever moved me with a story
of spiritual suffering and so beautifully her
soul showing out radiant as an angel
wandering in hell and the hell the
selfsame streets I’d roamed in watching,
watching for someone just like her
and never dreaming
the darkness and the mystery
and eventuality of our meeting in eternity.”

Jack Kerouac

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Daffodil Days Ahead

Daffodil Days Ahead

“Daffodils that come before the swallow dares,
and takes the winds of March with beauty.”
William Shakespeare

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Tip Toe Tiger

Tip Toe Tiger

“When she walked…
she stretched out long and thin like a little tiger,
and held her head high to look over
the grass as if she were treading the jungle.”

Saskya Pandita

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All It’s Cracked Up To Be

All It's Cracked Up To Be

“When nothing seems to help, I go look
at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock
perhaps a hundred times without as much
as a crack showing in it.
Yet at the hundred and first blow
it will split in two, and I know
it was not that blow that did it,
but all that had gone before.”

Jacob Riis

Showing the simple beauty in the fractures our experiences here on earth bring into our lives. Be you a river stone or a sculpture of David, we all deserve to be seen for the gift we are.

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Frozen Growth

Frozen Growth

“It is always the simple things
that change our lives.
And these things never happen when
you are looking for them to happen.
Life will reveal answers at the pace
life wishes to do so.
You feel like running,
but life is on a stroll.
This is how God does things.”

Donald Miller

The ice on the tip of this new growth really hit home to me the relative pace at which water drips/melts, how instead of a solitary drop, a frigid mountainscape formed… if only until the thaw.

Frozen Beauty

Frozen Beauty

“Beauty is our weapon against nature;
by it we make objects,
giving them limit, symmetry, proportion.
Beauty halts and freezes
the melting flux of nature.”

Camille Paglia