On the Fence

“Stop sitting on the fence. Life is waiting on the other side.” — Tiarra Tompkins “When you create a fence, you keep people out. But you also limit your mobility.” — Christopher Bollen *   *   * On the Fence ~ White Ibis silhouettes nicely against cerulean blue sky • Photo by Jan Logozzo, Flamingo Gardens, … More On the Fence

French Soap

“Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what’s going to happen next.” — Sarah McLachlan FRENCH SOAP Its yellow wrapper speaks in a language with which I struggle but nonetheless convinced me to buy one sunny summer day while touring abroad. At home, this prize is stored away— a souvenir, … More French Soap

Night Owl

“At home, I love reaching out into that absolute silence, when you can hear the owl or the wind.” — Amanda Harlech It’s after midnight and the moon is in the sky. Listen to the wind, or is it the great owl’s cry? Silent is his shadow, as he sets his sight on those found … More Night Owl

Finery

“Ancient simplicity is gone… The people of today are satisfied with nothing but finery.” — Ihara Saikaku “Do not buy finery or jewels, because books are worth more than they are. Adorn your understanding with their precious ideas, because there is no luxury that dazzles like the luxury of science.” — Luisa Capetillo *   *   … More Finery

Entangled

“It’s not an accidental entanglement; it’s an intentional knot. Love belongs with belonging.” — Brené Brown “People often get very entangled in their work and life, so de-stressing is very important to keep generating fresh ideas and provide satisfaction with one’s activities.” — Sunidhi Chauhan *   *   * Tied in Knots ~ Flamingo sleeps in … More Entangled

Ruffled Feathers

“Don’t ever ruffle feathers you can’t straighten.” — Unknown “The first problem I had with conducting was coming out on stage and turning my back on the audience. It was an utterly foreign sensation. I always felt as if my rear end were hanging out. That particular portion of my anatomy suddenly seemed enormous, living … More Ruffled Feathers

Crowned

“My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.” — William Shakespeare “There are many persons of whom it may be said that they have no other possession in the world but their character, and yet they stand as firmly upon it as any crowned king.” — Samuel Smiles *   *   * Yellow-crowned … More Crowned