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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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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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

Stars Reflection

Stars Reflection

“Service to humanity is service to God.
Let the love and light of the Kingdom
radiate through you until all who look
upon you shall be illumined by its reflection.
Be as stars, brilliant and sparkling
in the loftiness of their heavenly station.”

Abdu’l Baha

Lichen World Pour

Lichen World Pour

“You were aimed from birth:
you will never be alone.
Rain 
will come, a gutter filled, an Amazon,
long aisles — you never heard so deep a sound,
moss on rock, and years. You turn your head —
that’s what the silence meant: you’re not alone.
The whole wide world pours down.”
William Stafford

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Holdin Strong

“When the stormy winds do blow;
When the battle rages loud and long,
And the stormy winds do blow.”

Thomas Campbell

A Path Before The Fall

“Pursue some path,
however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.”

Henry David Thoreau

Fall as They May

“May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.
May the soft winds freshen your spirit.
May the sunshine brighten your heart.
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you,
and may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.”

Irish Blessings