Character

“When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” ― W.Somerset Maugham “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden *   *   * Egyptian Goose ~ Considered sacred by … More Character

Salad Greens

“Too many simple green salads suffer from a lack of imagination.” — James Beard “To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist — the problem is entirely the same in both cases: To know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.” — Oscar Wilde *   *   * Future Salads ~ … More Salad Greens

Distinctiveness

“Not your thinking, but your being, is distinctiveness.” —C.G. Jung “Anyone who is passionate about what they do will have a better chance of connecting with future generations than those who simply follow transient trends. At least their work will have a distinctive character, and this is what people respond to, I believe.” —  Giorgio … More Distinctiveness

Family Life

“Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt “To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must … More Family Life

Softness

“When tough times come, it is particularly important to offset them with much gentle softness.” —Vera Nazarian “Be soft, don’t let the world make you hard. Be gentle, don’t let the people make you difficult. Be kind, don’t let the realities of life steal your sweetness and make you heartless.” — Nurudeen Ushawu *   *   … More Softness

Reflections

“Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.” — Rumi “The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not try to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” … More Reflections

Formal Dress

“Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colorful.” —Amy Leigh Mercree “I believe in dressing for the occasion. There’s a time for sweater, sneakers and Levis and a time for the full-dress jazz.” — Ginger Rogers *   *   * Male iguana in full breeding season dress ~ Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2020