Wandering wonderings

Your life…

is your message to the world, make it inspiring.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,

.. and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Steve Jobs

A winter garden….

November 11, 2012

A zen kind of quote….

August 14, 2012

“Freedom is instantaneous the moment we accept things as they are.” ~Karen Maezen Miller

I love Rumi….

July 21, 2012

From     ‘Like This’       page 19…..
 
Our friendship is made
of being awake.
 
The waterwheel accepts water
and turns, and gives it away, 
weeping. 
 
That way it stays in the garden,
whereas another roundness rolls
through a dry riverbed looking
for what he thinks he wants. 
 
Prague
page 21….
The soul at dawn is like darkened water
that slowly begins to say          Thank you,        Thank you.
 
Then at sunset, again, Venus gradually 
changes into the moon and then the whole night sky.
 
This comes of smiling back
at your smile. 
Venice 2005
 

Garden pictures July 9, 2012

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a proverb

June 13, 2012

……a beautiful thing is never perfect…….

My daughter posted this on Facebook today and I wanted to remember it……

June 12, 2012  

— the pursuit of our hearts often draws us away from our cherish places, our favorite people and our community. The beauty and tragedy is that we are cocooned and safe, awaiting the day when we finally get to, and finally have to, spread our wings and jump into the breeze.

She is off to her masters program in California then to Africa for 18 months.

a friend….

May 27, 2012

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” Gloria Naylor

Ithaca

When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
full of adventure, full of instruction.
The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops,
angry Poseidon – do not fear them:
such as these you will never find
as long as your thought is lofty, as long as a rare
emotion touch your spirit and your body.
The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops,
angry Poseidon – you will not meet them
unless you carry them in your soul,
unless your soul raise them up before you.

Ask that your way be long.
At many a Summer dawn to enter
with what gratitude, what joy –
ports seen for the first time;
to stop at Phoenician trading centres,
and to buy good merchandise,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and sensuous perfumes of every kind,
sensuous perfumes as lavishly as you can;
to visit many Egyptian cities,
to gather stores of knowledge from the learned.

Have Ithaka always in your mind.
Your arrival there is what you are destined for.
But don’t in the least hurry the journey.
Better it last for years,
so that when you reach the island you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to give you wealth.
Ithaka gave you a splendid journey.
Without her you would not have set out.
She hasn’t anything else to give you.

And if you find her poor, Ithaka hasn’t deceived you.
So wise you have become, of such experience,
that already you’ll have understood what these Ithakas mean.

Constantine P. Cavafy

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