A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.



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Those who don't feel this Love
pulling them like a river,
those who don't drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take in sunset like supper,
those who don't want to change, 

let them sleep. 

This Love is beyond the study of theology,
that old trickery and hypocrisy.
I  want to improve your mind that way, 

sleep on. 

I've given up on my brain.
I've torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it away. 

If you're not completely naked,
wrap your beautiful robe of words
around you, 

and sleep.



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The hawk is my totem; messenger through the ages, seeking the deepest blue of the sky.


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First Fig

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends
It gives a lovely light.

~Edna St. Vincent Millay


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Love this~
-- Mimi Black, 5/19/10



“This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.”

~Walt Whitman


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"The car has become a secular sanctuary for the individual, his shrine to the self, his mobile Walden Pond."

  ~Edward McDonagh


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“The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman”


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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”



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It is familiarity with life that makes time speed quickly. When every day is a step in the unknown, as for children, the days are long with gathering of experience . . .

~George Gissing


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"There are some trees, Watson, which grow to a certain height and then suddenly develop some unsightly eccentricity. You will see it often in humans. I have a theory that the individual represents in his development the whole procession of his ancestors, and that such a sudden turn to good or evil stands for some strong influence which came into the line of his pedigree. The person becomes, as it were, the epitome of the history of his own family."

~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


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“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson


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"No insect hangs its nest on threads as frail as those which will sustain the weight of human vanity."

~Edith Wharton


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Remarkable how one man captures through a lens those simple but precious moments in time; but yet someone fails to see the beauty with the human eye. Thank you for sharing your inspiring vision. Grace
-- Grace, 5/15/10



"Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it."

~Jane Wagner


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"Ah! the strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women . . . merely adored."

~Oscar Wilde


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What is a Mother
What is a mother? Who shall answer this?

A mother is a font and spring of life,
A mother is a forest in whose heart
Lies hid a secret ancient as the hills,
For men to claim and take its wealth away;
And like the forest shall her wealth renew
And give, and give again, that men may live.

- Francis Cardinal Spellman


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perfect quote for the perfect shot. A mother truly is like a forrest in many ways
-- Wren, 5/9/10

-- ., 5/9/10



"So comes to us at times, from the unknown
And inaccessible solitudes of being,
The rushing of the sea-tides of the soul;
And inspirations, that we deem our own,
Are some divine foreshadowing and foreseeing
Of things beyond our reason or control."



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"Heaven above was blue, and earth beneath was green; the river glistened like a path of diamonds in the sun; the birds poured forth their songs from the shady trees; the lark soared high above the waving corn; and the deep buzz of insects filled the air."



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"I took a walk alone last night.
I looked up at the stars
To try and find an answer in my life.
I chose a star for me.
I chose a star for him.
I chose two stars for my kids and one star for my wife.
Something made me smile.
Something seemed to ease the pain.
Something about the universe and how it's all connected."



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"The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people."



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“For he hears the lambs innocent call.
And he hears the ewes tender reply.
He is watchful while they are in peace.
For they know when their Shepherd is nigh.”

~William Blake


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Good medicine for road weary hearts and old, bad eyes.
-- Cousin, 6/8/10



“There is nothing like returning to a place that reminds unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”

~Nelson Mandela


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Indeed. Awesome. Indeed. I am not who I once was. And going home reminds me of this very fact. Indeed.
-- Emily Singleton Wiles, 5/21/10



"He was a bold man that first eat an oyster."

~Jonathan Swift

Oyster Shucking Contest, 85 Main, Putnam, Connecticut


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Hey that's me and my buds! We won first place. Thanks for taking the picture David. Great shot! Can you email that to me? Thanks
-- J Barber, 5/3/10



“Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.”

~Tom Robbins


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“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.”

~Albert Einstein


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He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. --Ein Your strange and obscure compositions tend to be my favorites. Well done.
-- Wren, 5/2/10

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