Friday, August 31, 2012

A Moment of Passion

Photo Paris - Robert Doisneau 

"And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many."-J.R. R. Tolkien  

Thursday, August 30, 2012


"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life." William Morris

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Golden Rule Always Applies

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Memories of Sardinia

Our friend Pino takes us on a tour of the Sardinian sea side and to several historical sites, Winter 2007

"For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery — back, back down the old ways of time. Strange and wonderful chords awake in us, and vibrate again after many of hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness."
 D.H. Lawrence, "Sea and Sardinia"

Sardinia has over 7,000 prehistoric archaeological sites dating from before 1,000BC.

Time for lunch Daniele and Pino

Must try the Sardinian beer

"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came." - John F. Kennedy


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Simple Joy

"Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands." Japanese Proverb

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy 31st Anniversary to Us!

“The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discoveryof another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.”

“Marriage is choosing someone again and again to love and to cherish"-anonymous

on a card sent by our daughter Athena to us on our 30th anniversary

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Conspiracy

"So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Monday, August 20, 2012

Taking It All In

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time." ~John Lubbock

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Positano, Italy

"Positano bites deep.
It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone." ~John Steinbeck

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Music Is

"I have this tattooed on my soul!"- Christopher Voll

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mapping Our Way to Madison

“It was exciting to be off on a journey she had looked forward to for months. Oddly, the billowing diesel fumes of the airport did not smell like suffocating effluence, it assumed a peculiar pungent scent that morning, like the beginning of a new adventure, if an adventure could exude a fragrance.” 
-E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Symphony of Color

Burano Italy

Hans Hoffman, Rhapsody 1965 The Met

"Everywhere we look this world wraps us in a symphony of color."

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dream Catcher

"When a dream takes hold of you,

what can you do?

You can run with it,

let it run your life,

or let it go and

think for the rest of your life

about what might have been."-Patch Adams


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Summer Fantasy

“Some beach somewhere, there’s a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growing, warm breezes blowing. I picture myself there, some beach somewhere.”-anonymous

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Life is Good

"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
 Life is beauty, admire it.
 Life is a dream, realize it.
 Life is a challenge, meet it.
 Life is a duty, complete it. 
Life is a game, play it.
 Life is a promise, fulfill it.
 Life is sorrow, overcome it. 
Life is a song, sing it.
 Life is a struggle, accept it.
 Life is a tragedy, confront it.
 Life is an adventure, dare it.
 Life is luck, make it. 
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
 Life is life, fight for it." -Mother Teresa

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Special Kind of Charm

"You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question."-Albert Camus , The Fall  

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Looking Beyond

" When one door of happiness closes, another one opens;  but often we look so long at the closed door that we do  not see the one which has been opened for us..." - Helen Keller

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