“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)
“Today was about chasing sun-rays, beach waves, & sunsets. All things beautiful that give you peace are worth chasing. Everything else isn’t.” April Mae Monterrosa
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).
“I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.” St. Bernard
“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” Plato
“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.” Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” Louisa May Alcott
“We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!” St. John Paul II
“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” John Updike
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King Jr.
“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home.” J. Maarten Troost