Tuesday, July 31, 2012

the wandering gnome...

“If you realize what the real problem is - losing yourself - you realize that 
this itself is the ultimate trial.” Joseph Campbell

Monday, July 30, 2012


“From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other - above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”  - Albert Einstein

Friday, July 27, 2012

shadows and light

 You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.  ~Arlo Guthrie

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

hitting rock bottom

              “What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Submission opportunity for 591

While you are traveling this summer be on the lookout for caravans, trailers used on farms, mobile homes, motor homes and wagons and trailers used by food vendors for selling fruit or other treats.  Follow this link to find out how to submit your trailer pictures to 591photography.com!

Friday, July 13, 2012


“comfort was allowed to come to them rare, welcome, unsought: a gift like joy.”                                                                                                                                     ~Ursula K. LeGuin

to Paul...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen

Sunday, July 8, 2012


...When you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains
however improbable, must be the truth...     - Sherlock Holmes

Friday, July 6, 2012


“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” 
                                                                                                                                Albert Schweitzer

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


“I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries” - Theodore Isaac Rubin

“I don't know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, 'well, if I'd known better I'd have done better,' that's all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, 'I'm sorry,' and then you say to yourself, 'I'm sorry.' If we all hold on to the mistake, we can't see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can't see what we're capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one's own self...The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don't have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.”  Maya Angelou

Throughout the last few months we have had tumultuous upheavals that strain and crack   relationships. I often feel the burden of failure and disappointment.  We both realize a rift is there...we want and need it to heal. How?  Yes, laughter and memories... But something more, I feel, is needed to rebuild the trust. I think our relationship will change, it can never really go back to the way it was because we are different now, on a new path.  My wish is that the transformation will be a strong one and eventually lead us back to joy and hope. But there is always love!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Independence Day

“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility
 and the wings of independence."  ~Denis Waitly