Friday, 31 October 2014

304/365 Sincerity



304/365 Sincerity 


"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see." 



Linus from "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"

Thursday, 30 October 2014

303/365 There is a Vitality



303/365 There is a Vitality

"There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost." 
Martha Graham

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

302/365 This City



302/365 This City

"This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are."
Plato

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

301/365 A Harbour



301/365 A Harbour

"Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour."
Giotto di Bondone

Monday, 27 October 2014

300/365 We Cling



300/365 We Cling

"We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away."
Zhuangzi

Sunday, 26 October 2014

299/365 When Words Become Unclear


299/365 When Words Become Unclear

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” 
Ansel Adams

298/365 The Most Important Voyage



298/365 The Most Important Voyage

"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous."
Thomas Merton

Friday, 24 October 2014

297/365 Art is the Desire



297/365 Art is the Desire

"Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in."
Amy Lowell, Poet



Thursday, 23 October 2014

296/365 There is a Harmony



296/365 There is a Harmony

"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!"
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

295/365 Mad with Joy



295/365 Mad with Joy

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” 
Iris Murdoch

Monday, 20 October 2014

292/365 Adventure of the Soul



292/365 Adventure of the Soul

"Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul."
W. Somerset Maugham

294/365 Life is like and Onion



294/365 Life is like and Onion

"Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep."
Carl Sandburg

Sunday, 19 October 2014

293/365 Where I Needed to Be



293/365 Where I Needed to Be

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” 
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Saturday, 18 October 2014

291/365 Delicious Autumn


291/365 Delicious Autumn

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
George Eliot



Friday, 17 October 2014

290/365 Seeing Beauty



290/365 Seeing Beauty

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” 
 Confucius

Thursday, 16 October 2014

289/365 Love Hope & Reverence



289/365 Love Hope & Reverence

“Love, Hope, and Reverence are realities of a different order from the senses, but they are positive and constant facts, always active, always working out mighty changes in human life.” 
Elizabeth Blackwell

288/365 Rise Above the Clouds


288/365 Rise Above the Clouds

"I think I will be able to, in the end, rise above the clouds and climb the stairs to Heaven, and I will look down on my beautiful life."

Yayoi Kusama

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

287/365 Art Washes Away...


287/365 Art Washes Away...

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."  
Pablo Picasso




Monday, 13 October 2014

286/365 Our Task




286/365  Our Task



“Our task is to educate their (our students) whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it.” 

Sir Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything





Sunday, 12 October 2014

285/365 Worthy of Reverence


285/365 Worthy of Reverence

Until we consider animal life to be worthy of the consideration and reverence we bestow upon old books and pictures and historic monuments, there will always be the animal refugee living a precarious life on the edge of extermination, dependent for existence on the charity of a few human beings.” 
Gerald Durrell



Saturday, 11 October 2014

284/365 My Day is Done



284/365 My Day is Done

“My day is done, and I am like a boat drawn on the beach, listening to the dance-music of the tide in the evening.” 
Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

Friday, 10 October 2014

283/365 Reverence



283/365 Reverence

“Reverence reduces hostility.” 
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut




Thursday, 9 October 2014

282/365 Gratitude Bestows Reverence



282/365 Gratitude Bestows Reverence

"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world."
John Milton

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

281/365 Build Bridges



281/365 Build Bridges

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges."
Isaac Newton



280/365 A Story has no beginning or end...



280/365 A Story has no beginning or end...

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” 
 Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

Monday, 6 October 2014

279/365 Take off our shoes...



279/365 Take off our shoes...

“Earth's crammed with heaven...
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.” 
 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh





Sunday, 5 October 2014

278/365 Going Home



278/365 Going Home

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity...” 
John Muir

277/365 Remembering Reverence



277/365 Remembering Reverence

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” 
Yoko Ono

Friday, 3 October 2014

276/365 A Stowaway



276/365 A Stowaway

"Never a ship sails out of bay but carries my heart as a stowaway.” 

Roselle Mercier Montgomery

Thursday, 2 October 2014

275/365 Queen Victoria & Scottish Heather



275/365 Queen Victoria & Scottish Heather

"The gorgeous bright October,
Then when brackens are changed
And heather blooms are faded,
And amid russet of heather and fern. 
Green trees are bonnie."
Arthur Hugh Cough (devoted assistant to Florence Nightingale

Note:  Queen Victoria quotes these words in her journal,  "Life in the Highlands."

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

274/365 Vincent on the Heart of Man



274/365 Vincent on the Heart of Man

“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too” 
Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh