“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.”
~ Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

lost but found but lost again…

“I’m searching for me through challenging times and every time I think I’ve arrived, there’s more of me to find.”

“We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”
Patrick Rothfuss

Say it with a smile or don’t say it at all
Do it with a good attitude or don’t do it at all

’tis morning, ’tis morning…

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The wind is hiding in the trees,
A sighing, soothing, laughing tease,
Until the rose says “Kiss me, please,”
‘Tis morning, ’tis morning.

Paul Laurence Dunbar

“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ”
~ Maya Angelou


10 Withering and Wise Toni Morrison Quotes for Her Birthday


Toni Morrison is both a gorgeous writer and an extremely gifted thinker. On her birthday, February 18th, we celebrate her words on race, gender, the world’s troubles, and the duty and process of those who write their way out of the mess. These quotes will have to suffice until we can read her new novel, God Help the Child, later this year.

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tug of war

Adversity has knocked again,
demons shout run away…
And angels sing “you have to stay
to fight another day”.

“Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?”
~ Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Image: Irish dancing by Galina Jacyna