Thursday, January 30, 2014

laughter and tears

"I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes; nor would I be content with converting my tears, invited by my agonized self, into calm.
It is my fervent hope that my whole life on this earth will ever be tears and laughter.
Tears that purify my heart and reveal to me the secret of life and its mystery,
Laughter that brings me closer to my fellow men;
Tears with which I join the broken-hearted,
Laughter that symbolizes joy over my very existence."

Kahlil Gibrain
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Friday, January 24, 2014

You suppose...

You suppose you are the trouble.
But you are the cure.

You suppose you are the lock on the door.
But you are the key that opens it. 

It's too bad that you want to be someone else.

You don't see your own face,
your own beauty.
Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours.  

Photo:  Peter Bowers

Thursday, January 9, 2014


Understanding is not a piercing of the mystery, 
but an acceptance of it, a living blissfully with it, 
in it, through it, and by it. 

Henry Miller
Photo:  Peter Bowers


There exists only the present instant...a Now which always and
without end is itself new. 

There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a
 thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.

Meister Eckhart