En Prise


"When the chess game is over, the pawn and the king go back to the same box."


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Very good eye Bill! Bravo~
-- David Lee Black Photography, 3/31/12

Skull! very cool.
-- Bill Barr, 3/31/12



Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is grey, and yellow white
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion.

Pinprick holes in a colorless sky,
Let incipient figures of light pass by,
The mighty light of ten thousand suns,
  Challenges infinity and is soon gone.

Night time, to some, a brief interlude,
To others, the fear of solitude.
Brave Helios, wake up your steeds,
Bring us the warmth the countryside needs.

The Day Begins (Moody Blues)


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“I am the owner of the sphere,
Of the seven stars and the solar year,
of Caesar's hand, and Plato's brain,
Of Lord Christ's heart, and Shakespeare's strain.”



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Love more.
-- Cabot House Art Gallery, 3/29/12



You do not set the standard. You have not walked in my footsteps, danced in my shoes, or lived in my world. Do not judge me, point your fingers at me, or become experts on my life. Instead, celebrate with me in times of joy and cry with me in times of pain. Only then will we begin to understand each other.

~Kate Baker


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Burn as long as you live
Let no one kill your light
Burn so we all can see you
Refuse being a living dead



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So much captured in this photo. There are some people in our lives where the conversation is not often but the feeling of a different type of bond, a strong bond between two spirits can be found beneath the surface of that friendship.
-- Melanie Moore, 3/28/12



“Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.”



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Music will be here now."

~John Lennon 


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"My past ex's have formed their own marching band and so I formed one of my own..."



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“There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities.”

~Ray Charles


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“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be. But, before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.”

~Bob Marley


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En Passant


"Mongo only pawn in the game of life."

~Blazing Saddles


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Lá Fhéile Pádraig~


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Saint Patrick's Day Also called Observed by Type Significance Date Celebrations Observances

St. Patrick depicted in a stained glass window at St. Benin's Church, Ireland
Patrick's Day
Paddy's Day
Saint Paddy's Day
Irish people and people of Irish descent,
Catholic Church (see calendar), Anglican Communion (see calendars), Eastern Orthodox Church (see calendar), Lutheran Church (see calendar)
Christian, national, ethnic
Feast day of Saint Patrick, commemoration of the arrival of Christianity in Ireland[1]
17 March
Attending parades, attending céilithe, wearing shamrocks, wearing green, drinking Irish beer, drinking Irish whiskey
Attending mass or service
Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick") is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is commonly called simply Patrick's Day, or Paddy's Day, or sometimes Saint Paddy's Day.[2] It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.[1] It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),[3] the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become a celebration of Irish culture in general.[4]

The day is generally characterised by the attendance of church services,[4][5] wearing of green attire[6] and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating, and drinking alcohol,[6][7][8] which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.[4][6][7][8]

Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland,[9] Northern Ireland,[10] Newfoundland and Labrador and in Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora, especially in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, among others. Today, St. Patrick's Day is probably the most widely celebrated saint's day in the world.[11]


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You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.


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To be successful it is none of our business to think about on what other people think of us. <a href="http://www.internethomebus inessopportunities.net">Internet Business</a>
-- Vinman, 4/2/12



“What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.”

―Martha Grahm


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“The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.”

~Francis Bacon


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"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."

~Abraham Maslow


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"I’ll carry my baby cross the mountain stream
So she can stay close to me
And when we get over the mountain stream
Maybe my baby be free...."



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fam and friends


"Most of us don't need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with. "

~Robert Brault


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"My dear, if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs."
-Charles Dickens


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Dawn at Two Trees


“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the disheveled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”

W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart's Desire


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I love this
-- Deborah Nahman, 3/10/12



“Living together is an art.”
~W. Pickens


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Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world. 

~Josephine Demott Robinson


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Do you hold your beliefs lightly or tightly? When I hold them tightly, I arrogantly believe everyone should believe as i do. When I hold them lightly, I appreciate other's perspectives/points-of-view, even if they may not be mine. The spiritual path is not about trying to get rid of or not have beliefs. It is about holding them lightly because you know that they are simply one perspective among billions. When we cling to a belief, we are stuck. When we hold it lightly we are not stuck... we are free.

-Michael Jeffreys


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"When a match has equal partners, then I fear not."



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