ponder

12/31/13

“Life is more fragile and precious than I can comprehend, but believe me, I'm trying.”


~John O'Callaghan

 


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Passageway

12/30/13

"Footfalls echoed in the memory, 
Down the passage we did not take, 
Towards the door we never opened into the rose garden."

~T.S. Elliot

 


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círculo

12/29/13

The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 


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improv

12/28/13

“More of me comes out when I improvise.” 

~Edward Hopper

 


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bacainn

12/27/13

"You can't help yourself now. You must come."
"I don't want to help myself."
"Come then."
He did come. He flung down all the barriers—not at once, for he did not live in a house that can be destroyed in a day.”

~E.M. Forster

 


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play

12/26/13

“You can't stop the future
You can't rewind the past
The only way to learn the secret
...is to press play.”

J. Asher

 


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namaste

12/25/13

“I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.”
― Hindu form Namaste

 


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curious

12/24/13

“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”

~S. Sontag

 


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paradox

12/23/13

“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”


~Kent Keith

 


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soulman

12/22/13

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.” 

~Anne Sexton

 


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aura

12/21/13

“What was the barn like before it was photographed?' he said. 'What did it look like, how was it different from other barns, how was it similar to other barns? We can't answer these questions because we've read the signs, seen the people snapping the pictures. We can't get outside the aura. We're part of the aura. We're here, we're now.”

~Don Delillo, White Noise

 


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guardare

12/20/13

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”

~ Michael Michalko

 


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artist

12/19/13

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. 

~Charles Horton Cooley

 


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Id

12/18/13

"Be a part of something greater than yourself"

 


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adjust

12/17/13

“My body is an ugly masterpiece that lives off the beauty of sound.”

~Chad Sugg

 


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nonarrival

12/16/13

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

~Lau Tzu

 


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photographer

12/15/13

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

~Ansel Adams

 


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wins

12/12/13

“I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.”

~Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

 


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arco

12/11/13

“Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless.”

~D.H. Lawrence

 


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Run

12/10/13

“As long as my heart's still in it, I'll keep going. If the passion's there, why stop?...
There'll likely be a point of diminishing returns, a point where my strength will begin to wane. Until then, I'll just keep plodding onward, putting one foot in front of the other to the best of my ability. Smiling the entire time.”

~Dean Karnazes

 


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deliver

12/9/13

“Music is the only religion that delivers the goods.”

~Frank Zappa

 


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speaking

12/6/13

“The first rule of my speaking is: listen!”


~L. King

 


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coincidence

12/5/13

“Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.”

~Albert Einstein

 


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lançamento

12/4/13

“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.”

C. Joybell C.

 


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gift

12/3/13

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

~Mary Oliver


 


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