| in search of undiscovered skies |
~ Henry Kendall
|thoughts come clearly when one walks |
~ Thomas Mann
| she is made up of depths even the ocean couldn’t fathom |
– Jessica Katoff
| ‘Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.’ |
― L.M. Montgomery,
O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
~ Mark Twain
| one touch of nature makes the whole world kin |
~ William Shakespeare
It is breathtaking how much the soul can be filled by the beauty of a simple rose. I happened upon this pale, yellow rose in my Mother’s rose garden. The simple surprise of finding this beautiful flower filled my soul with such beauty and it eased the heaviness I felt about life. Life often brings some ugly moments when your mind and soul are weighed down by the burdens of life. A simple rose became a reminder to pause and reflect on my perspective toward life’s circumstances and rather than being weighed down by life, endeavour to find the beauty in the simple things, the everyday happenings of life.
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful;
for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower,
and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘The earth has music for those who listen.’
~ George Santayana
“… the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown …”
~ John Keats
“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”
~ Mother Teresa