Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Goodbye to Autumn, Hello Winter

"A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long." -e.e. cummings

Monday, November 29, 2010

In Search of a Dream

"...no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search

of its dream."
-- Paulo Coelho

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Cure

"It is only love that heals."

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Falling Leaves

"Autumn is the hardest season.

The leaves have all fallen. And

they fell like they were falling in

love with the ground."-Andrea Gibson

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

"When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food , and the joy of living." - Tecumseh Shawnee

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Second Spring

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." -A. Camus

shared this beautiful quote with me recently. Thank you Anne.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Globe Trotting Kids

Athena and Mat are flying in from Australia today..... Yippee!!!

Home for the Thanksgiving holidays.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Kiss

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

“The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.” -Paul Coelho

Saturday, November 20, 2010

HEY Cowboy

"Courage is being scared to death
and saddling up anyway."
- John Wayne

Friday, November 19, 2010

Now More Than Ever

We have to believe in ourselves,
but we mustn't suppose that the path will be easy.
It's tough.
Life is painful, and rain falls on the just.

Mr. Churchill was not being a pessimist when he said,
"I have nothing to offer, but blood, toil, tears and sweat."

He had a great deal more to offer,
but as a good leader he was saying it isn't going to be easy,
and he was also saying something that all great leaders say constantly -
that failure is simply a reason to strengthen resolve.

We cannot dream of a Utopia in which all arrangements are ideal and everyone is flawless.
Life is tumultuous - an endless losing and regaining of balance,
a continuous struggle, never an assured victory.
Nothing is ever finally safe.
Every important battle is fought and refought.

You may wonder if such a struggle, endless and of uncertain outcome,
isn't more than humans can bear.

But all of history suggests that the human spirit

is well fitted to cope with
just that kind of world."-
John Gardner

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Strength of Your Perception

"Remember that your perception creates your reality."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No Interruptions Please

The person who says it cannot be done
should not
interrupt the person doing it.-Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Landscape in the Sky

"More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure."

-Cecil Beaton

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

" I'm wild again
Beguiled again
A simpering, whimpering child again
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I
Couldn't sleep
And wouldn't sleep
Until I could sleep where I shouldn't sleep
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I
Lost my heart but what of it?
My mistake I agree.
he's a laugh, but I like it
because the laugh's on me.
A pill he is
But still he is
All mine and I'll keep him until he is
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered
Like me. " music and lyrics for Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered -Rogers and Hart

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Good Reason To Love

"Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore;
not because they are pretty,
or good,
or well-bred,
or graceful,
or intelligent,
but because they are themselves." -- Henri Frederic Amiel

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Go Figure

"We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons." -unknown

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Not So Long and Winding Road

"No road is long with good company."
Turkish proverb

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'll Take Romance

"I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven't had time for tobacco since." -- Arturo Toscanini

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Art of Living

"Mother and Daughter" Jessie Wilson Smith

"The art of living does not consist in

preserving and clinging to a particular

mood of happiness, but in allowing

happiness to change its form without being

disappointed by the change, for happiness, like

a child, must be allowed to grow up." -Charles Morgan

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I Wish We Might Do

"I called you because I could not stand alone
looking north to that skyline
tree globed with its yellow apples
balancing like a fountain of planets
in the bright light and the blue air.

And because on the way there
I looked at a smooth cirque
The brook had worn in a stone;
and nothing as soft as water
could, by taking care,
have so pestled and polished
that granite mortar; only
by a thousand years of indifference
of aiming elsewhere.

I wish we might do, or no,
look back and find we had done-
some unadvertized thing,
overwhelming and unself-aware
as water streamling a stone,
or a trees kindling in an
empty meadow its
casual Hesperides."

Poem by P.K. Default

Saturday, November 6, 2010


photo via internet

"Intuition is really a sudden immersion
of the soul into the universal current of life,
where the histories of all people are connected,
and we are able to know everything,
because it's all written there."
The Alchemist-Paulo Coelho

Friday, November 5, 2010


Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Art of Listening

"So if we love someone,

we should train in being able to listen.

By listening with calm and understanding,

we can ease the suffering of another person."

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Favorite Poem

The Road Not Taken

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one Traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

-Robert Frost

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happiness for a Lifetime

If you want happiness for a day--go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month--get married.
If you want happiness for a year--inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime--help someone else.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall is here

I Love Fall!!
Fall is exciting

It's apples and cider...

It's an airborne spider

It's pumpkins in bins,

It's burrs on dogs chins,

It's wind blowing leaves,
it's chilly red knees,
it's nuts on the ground.
It's a crisp dry sound.
It's green leaves turning.
And the smell of them burning.
It's clouds in the sky,

It's Fall!

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