Tuesday, December 29, 2015

You're like the lights left on

"You built your life just right before I came along and I've been pleased to find you left a space for me. You give me the same feeling I get when driving home for the holidays - 900 miles- and I pull up to the driveway and see the lights left on for me.

You're like the lights left on.

Agloe, New York, ifyoufinthisemail.com 

The roots are riotous

"And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous."


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Artist Block

“One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again.”

Marshall Vandruff, Said during a webinar done on Visualarium to advertise his upcoming online course on animal anatomy (source links to webinar)  (via pale-afternoon)

Thursday, December 10, 2015


"In my first class last week, the teacher discussed the concept of santosha, which means contentment, or harmony.
As he went deeper into the term, he explained that santosha involves using the word “and” rather than “but” to describe our circumstances."
-Jess Lively here

Monday, December 7, 2015


"I'm drowning, and you're standing three feet away from me screaming 'learn how to swim.'"

-Atlanta Georgia, ifyoufindthisemail.com