Finding fond memories

I’m looking through some old boxes my folks brought me from Portugal, when they drove over a couple years back. Yeah, they moved there and it’s just been an absolute blessing. Anyways, I find this book I haven’t read since 2000… it’s called Wild Swans by Jung Chang. It’s a stunning story, full of history…

Tiny vegetation close-ups

Photos taken in Viseu, Portugal, and Luxembourg, during February and March 2020. The flowers, petals and leaves are tiny, the drops reflecting the Samsum S8 phone I’m using to take the shots. Just lovely, wild, beautiful, gorgeous, amazing nature! 🍁πŸ₯³πŸŒˆπŸ₯°β˜”πŸŒΊπŸ¦„πŸ’ŽπŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸ΅

Meditations: you only live once…

β€œForever is composed of nows.” ~ Emily Dickinson   “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~ Steve Jobs   β€œThe purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt  …

loving these motivational quotes

The struggle you’re in today, is developing the strength you need tomorrow. Don’t give up.     Success is never owned, it’s rented, and the rent is due every day.     Of course I struggle. I just don’t quit.     Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by…

the happiness of always being busy

“You can play the game and you can act out the part, even though you know it wasn’t written for you. Tell me, how can you stand there with your broken heart ashamed of playing the fool?” Shower the People, James Taylor

ready for change?

no one changes unless they want to. not if you beg them. not if you shame them. not if you use reason, emotion, or tough love. there’s only one thing that makes someone change: their own realisation that they need to do it. and there’s only one time it will happen: when they decide they’re…

quote: David Bowie

i watch the ripples change their size but never leave the stream of warm impermanence

ode to Jessica

I first met Jessica in a church while singing in the choir… she was a quiet and timid girl, with a wealth of sunlight shining from her. Pause 1, 2, 3… Okay, well the latter part is true at least! πŸ˜‰ We were kind of in a church – it was a Sunday for a…

The Parting, by Michael Drayton

Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part Nay, I have done, you get no more of me; And I am glad, yea, glad with all my heart, That this so cleanly I myself can free. Shake hands for ever, cancel all our vows, And when we meet at any time again, Be…