2012.10.31 A brief moment

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera
and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
~ Henri Cartier Bresson


2012.10.30 It is in us

Joy is not in things; it is in us.
~ Richard Wagner

The goofy photo when we let our insides show on the outside.
I am so blessed to have family who are also my friends.
~ Me

[ photo by Theresa, on the far right in the photo ]


2012.10.29 Joys come

Joys come from simple and natural things:
mists over meadows,
sunlight on leaves,
the path of the moon over water. 
~ Sigurd F. Olson 

. . . one bright yellow mum in a pot of orange.
~ Me


2012.10.28 What I might yet become

Every human being is making a request of their friends,
though it usually goes unspoken.
Here's what they ask:
Motivate me, call out the best in me.
Believe me.
Encourage me.
Speak truth to me and remind me of my deepest values.
Help me achieve my greatest potential.
Inspire me.
Tell me again what God called me to be, what I might yet become.
~ John Ortberg

Thank you, kiddo . . .
you are among those who are essential to my core being.
~ Me


2012.10.27 Simplify your life

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
~ Henry David Thoreau