I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets Submitted to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.

Stand Still

Let me be, was all I wanted. Be what I am, no matter how I am.” — Henry Miller


In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus


We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.” — Hermann Hesse (Siddhartha)

Variations on a Theme

***** “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)


***** “If you shut your eyes and are a lucky one, you may see at times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colours suspended in the darkness; then if you squeeze your eyes tighter, the pool begins to take shape, and the colours become so vivid that with another squeeze they must go on fire.”…


***** A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ― Lao Tzu


***** “One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the bliss of dreams.” ― John Milton, Comus  


***** We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day. — Brad Meltzer


***** “A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.” — John Steinbeck (East of Eden)