Many of the obstacles you once imagined are not even there.

Many of the obstacles you once imagined are not even there.

"Beauty awakens the soul to act."
— Dante Alighieri
"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace."

Frederick Buechner

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"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

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"It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems."

Thich Nhat Hanh

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"I don’t have a philosophy. I have a camera."

Saul Leiter

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"The similarity between Van Gogh, Haiku poetry, and good photography is the concern for mortality. That things are very fleeting, that there are people who are more sensitive to death than others. The threat of time is of great concern to them. And the camera is a very appropriate instrument for many."

Dennis Stock

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"The moment of change is the only poem."
"We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing."

Ira Glass

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"The point of simple living, for me has got to be:
A soft place to land
A wide margin of error
Room to breathe
Lots of places to find baseline happiness in each and every day."

Leo Babauta

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I love the dark hours of my being.

My mind deepens into them.


Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Book Of Hours

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"Drawing takes time. A line has time in it"

David Hockney

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"It is understood that
Sleep is the desire for
A period of rest
For the body.
It is less understood that Sleep is the desire for
A period of rest
Away from the body."

Wu Hsin

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One of the great luxuries of civilisation is solitude, as opposed to loneliness.

-Ian McEwan
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"A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie."