“We grow great by dreams.
All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day
or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die,
but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days
till they bring them to the sunshine and light
which comes always to those who
sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.”
Woodrow T. Wilson
“Love is always open arms.
If you close your arms about love
you will find that you are left
holding only yourself.”
Leo F. Buscaglia
” … no girl had ever moved me with a story
of spiritual suffering and so beautifully her
soul showing out radiant as an angel
wandering in hell and the hell the
selfsame streets I’d roamed in watching,
watching for someone just like her
and never dreaming
the darkness and the mystery
and eventuality of our meeting in eternity.”
“Daffodils that come before the swallow dares,
and takes the winds of March with beauty.”
“When she walked…
she stretched out long and thin like a little tiger,
and held her head high to look over
the grass as if she were treading the jungle.”
“In one drop of water are found
all the secrets of all the oceans;
in one aspect of You are found
all the aspects of existence.”
“When nothing seems to help, I go look
at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock
perhaps a hundred times without as much
as a crack showing in it.
Yet at the hundred and first blow
it will split in two, and I know
it was not that blow that did it,
but all that had gone before.”
Showing the simple beauty in the fractures our experiences here on earth bring into our lives. Be you a river stone or a sculpture of David, we all deserve to be seen for the gift we are.
“It is always the simple things
that change our lives.
And these things never happen when
you are looking for them to happen.
Life will reveal answers at the pace
life wishes to do so.
You feel like running,
but life is on a stroll.
This is how God does things.”
The ice on the tip of this new growth really hit home to me the relative pace at which water drips/melts, how instead of a solitary drop, a frigid mountainscape formed… if only until the thaw.
“Beauty is our weapon against nature;
by it we make objects,
giving them limit, symmetry, proportion.
Beauty halts and freezes
the melting flux of nature.”
“Service to humanity is service to God.
Let the love and light of the Kingdom
radiate through you until all who look
upon you shall be illumined by its reflection.
Be as stars, brilliant and sparkling
in the loftiness of their heavenly station.”