“I have seen great beauty of spirit in some who were great sufferers. I have seen men, for the most part, grow better not worse with advancing years, and I have seen the last illness produce treasures of fortitude and meekness from most unpromising subjects.” C.S. Lewis
This is dedicated to all who have, do, or will suffer – be it emotional or physical.
Photo taken in Atascadero of one of my favorite subjects, the sky – an ever changing canvas that never ceases to delight my eye. It serves to remind me to always look up, and not always down, at sometimes unpleasant surroundings or circumstances.
“It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.” K.T. Jong
I was working at a wedding rehearsal here in Atascadero, Ca. when I looked up at the sky (I do that a lot . . .) What a treat to see the sky design of the day, complete with moon.
“Look deep, deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything.” Albert Einstein
I love this quote, not necessarily because I think it’s the best truth I ever heard – but because Einstein said it. He is so well known for his theory of relativity and involvement in the sciences- but it isn’t so well known about his other passions. Like love of nature, music and such (he played violin . . .)
I took this photo of deer about 50 ft. from my front door.
“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” St. Francis of Assisi
I believe that we are all artists whether we accept it or not. Maybe too many people think that to be an artist you have to have a particular talent, like Van Gogh or Beethoven or Ansel Adams. I think that we are all born with a creative nature, and if not nurtured, we forget our childhood imaginings. I encourage those of you who don’t think you’re creative to start thinking back to a time in your life when you had fun with . . . what? Designing dresses for your paper dolls? Making up your own set of rules for playing Monopoly? Sculpting sand castles? Watching clouds and seeing what the shapes became in your mind? I have a friend who doesn’t think she is creative . . . well, she has the most delightful, whimsical landscape around her house. Please look inside and find your inner artist – your life will become enriched and spill over to bless those around you!
“All men can be criminals, if tempted; all men can be heroes, if inspired.” G.K. Chesterton
I shot this somewhere in rural mid state California.
This quote brought to mind a movie that depicted exactly what the quote states. I loved the movie on many different levels. Check out Crash (2004) if you haven’t seen it. Very thought provoking. Quote from the movie, “You think you know who you are? You have no idea.”