“The beauty of that June day was almost staggering. After the wet spring, everything that could turn green had outdone itself in greenness and everything that could even dream of blooming or blossoming was in bloom and blossom. The sunlight was a benediction. The breezes were so caressingly soft and intimate on the skin as to be embarrassing” Dan Simmons, Drood
“Life has loveliness to sell, Music like a curve of gold, Scent of pine trees in the rain, Eyes that love you, arms that hold, And for your spirit’s still delight, Holy thoughts that star the night.”Sara Teasdale, Love Songs
“Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up holding wonder like a cup.” Sara Teasdale, Love Songs
(Photo from a series of wildflowers I am working on)
This image is one of my most important I believe, because it is sadly so powerful. A sad portrait. It reflects the harsh reality of poverty, struggles and lack of so many things, perhaps even joy (Granada, Nicaragua 2008).