HITCH AND SHUTTER

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. - Albert Camus Courage doesn't exit without fear, and, yet, sometimes fear is where all things stop and root into the earth, never to leave, never to breathe, never to shine. There would need to be justification for that, wouldn't there? A …

WILL THEY FOLLOW ME

Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we have to live. - Haruki Murakami I have a favorite tea cup, one that melds to my hand, glazed in earth-tone colors making it appealing to the eye. I cherish it. Love to put boiling water and loose Rice Pudding tea in it to …

REACHING THE CENTER

Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all--in which case, you fail by default. - J.K. Rowling A friend and I walked a labyrinth today. An eleven-circuit labyrinth haloed with lavender, and, even …

NO REGRETS

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. …

POPPYCOCK!

You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. - Richard Bach´╗┐ Is this true? Am I given what I need to accomplish whatever dream rattles my bones and compels me to push forward? Some days I believe that and …

SILVER LININGS

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. - Helen Keller Feelings are a package deal, not an a la carte to pick and choose from. Each feeling allows another its expression. Just as the sun rises so must it set and allow the moon to …