Friday, April 29, 2011

Walks In The Woods

"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.  But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen."  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Preservation

"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it."  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Doorway

"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world."  ~ John Muir

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Alone

"Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart."
~Candy Polgar


Monday, April 25, 2011

The Secret Life Of Trees

On Friday, I posted my 1,000th quote here on Blogger. YAY! Well, the themes just keep coming, so I guess I'll just keep popping them up here. I received my New Plains Review literary journal from the University of Central Oklahoma with my art on the cover today. Wow! This is an excerpt from the poem on the first page I opened:

Time shrieks past in cars and clocks
but a tree knows the seasons
the turning of the earth,
the deep kiss of raindrops
and the intimate touch of snow.

~ Allene Rasmussen Nichols, "The Secret Life Of Trees".

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Soul In Bloom

"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom."  ~ Terri Guillemets

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Miracles of Spring

"Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!"
~ L.H. Bailey

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Illumination

"Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring." ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

An April Day

"The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day." ~ Robert Frost

Monday, April 18, 2011

Everything Blooming Recklessly

"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Friday, April 15, 2011

Common Sense Dancing

"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." ~ William James

I really had to think about this one for a while, but I do think it is so true! ☺

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Sunny Spirit

"Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place." ~ Mark Twain

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Survival Kit

"Every survival kit should include a sense of humor." ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Importance

"Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs." ~ Christopher Morley

Friday, April 8, 2011

What One Must Be

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be." ~ Abraham Maslow

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tranquility

"The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good." ~ James Allen

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Get Out Of Our Way

"I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it." ~ Dwight Eisenhower

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Question

"The question of world peace, the question of family peace, the question of peace between wife and husband, or peace between parents and children, everything is dependent on the feeling of love." ~ Dalai Lama

Monday, April 4, 2011

Only You

"Peace doesn't require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there." ~ Byron Katie

Friday, April 1, 2011

Control

"To be at peace in any endeavor, we must release our need to control the outcome." ~ Diane Dreher