Feb 26, 2014

TRANQUIL

Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.
~ Hermann Hesse ~


Feb 24, 2014

THE TEMPEST


When winds are raging o'er the upper ocean
And billows wild contend with angry roar,
'Tis said, far down beneath the wild commotion
That peaceful stillness reigneth evermore.
Far, far beneath, the noise of tempests dieth
And silver waves chime ever peacefully,
And no rude storm, how fierce soe'er it flyeth
Disturbs the Sabbath of that deeper sea. 
-Harriet Beecher Stowe-

Feb 22, 2014

CALM


But real action is in silent moments. The epochs of our life are not in the visible facts of our choice of a calling, our marriage, our acquisition of an office, and the like, but in a silent thought by the wayside as we walk;in a thought which revises our entire manner of life, and says, "Thus hast thou done, but it were better thus."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Feb 19, 2014

GHOST, TO ME



because it will be a good season for Jon Snow in the Game of Thrones, I can't wait...

Feb 18, 2014

MISS HEPBURN

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. - Audrey Hepburn


Audrey Hepburn in Rome, 1960. By Luca Dotti (Audrey's son)

Feb 16, 2014

BONNY PORTMORE


O bonny Portmore, you shine where you stand
And the more I think on you the more I think long
If I had you now as I had once before
All the lords in Old England would not purchase Portmore.

O bonny Portmore, I am sorry to see
Such a woeful destruction of your ornament tree
For it stood on your shore for many's the long day
Till the long boats from Antrim came to float it away.


Feb 14, 2014

SO MUCH FOR DREAMING




My favorite zombie movie gave me new favorite songs.

Yamaha - Delta Spirit

So cold, I know you can't believe it
Sometimes you gotta face the feelin'
When you don't care if you get up again
There's a thousand things I will not understand
Now you're dealin' with the hell I put you through
If I had my way I would be right there next to you
There's certain things in life you cannot change
There's certain things

I hope you know I care....

xxx



Feb 10, 2014

I'M OFF TO WAR DARLING


Tenderly intimate moments shared before these soldiers boarded off to war...

Feb 5, 2014

HOW DO I LOVE THEE

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..."
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~

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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was married to another prominent poet Robert Browning who published the rest of her works after her death. This beautiful sonnet is the 43rd of her collection of love poems called Sonnets from the Portuguese published in 1850.

THE WOODS ARE LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP



Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

Feb 3, 2014

FAERIES


When the first baby laughed for the first time, his laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies.

~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan ~

Feb 2, 2014

TO MY OLD MASTER

While searching for more old correspondence online I stumbled upon this blog containing a collection of several LETTERS OF NOTE from Michael Jordan's funny and cute love note to his dearest Laquette to a Lt. General's very cleverly concealed message.

Most notable one is from a former slave written to his old master. Here's the whole transcript: