Tuesday, July 31, 2012


“Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. “I’m okay” we say. “I’m alright”. But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off. That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer—it’s a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.”

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Monday, July 30, 2012


“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.”

Ada Louise Huxtable


“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

Mark Twain

Sunday, July 29, 2012

"One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people." - John O'Donohue

Saturday, July 28, 2012


"Summer after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you are not required to be who everyone thinks you are. And that cut grass smell in the air, and the chance to dive in the deep end of a pool, give you the courage you don't have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy - with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out."  - Kinfolk

Friday, July 27, 2012


"Don't only practice your art, but force its way into your secrets, for it and knowledge can raise people into the Divine."
-Ludwig van Beethoven

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Desiderata (Latin: “desired things”), is a 1927 poem by American writer Max Ehrmann (1872–1945).
“Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

After the Storm

And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.

And now I cling to what I knew
I saw exactly what was true
But oh no more.
That's why I hold,
That's why I hold with all I have.
That's why I hold.

Mumford and Sons After the Storm

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Unsexy Sexy

 "Big, sexy dreams are accomplished one tiny, very unsexy step at a time" -Nicole Ross

Inside Outside

“Don’t compare your inside to someone else’s outside.” -Jenny Blake


“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you — beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.”

Edward Abbey

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fairy Tale

"Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life."

 - German poet Schiller via Bettelheim

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

True dat

When you’re happy, you enjoy the music. But, when you’re sad, you understand the lyrics. - Frank Ocean

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.””

Elbert Hubbard


"So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do." -Dead Poet's Society

That's Sad

  John Mayer