Monday, August 31, 2009

market window

ginger gold

The Beautiful Changes

One wading a Fall meadow finds on all sides
The Queen Anne's Lace lying like lilies
On water; it glides
So from the walker, it turns
Dry grass to a lake, as the slightest shade of you
Valleys my mind in fabulous blue Lucernes.

The beautiful changes as a forest is changed
By a chameleon's tuning his skin to it;
As a mantis, arranged
On a green leaf, grows
Into it, makes the leaf leafier, and proves
Any greenness is deeper than anyone knows.

Your hands hold roses always in a way that says
They are not only yours; the beautiful changes
In such kind ways,
Wishing ever to sunder
Things and things' selves for a second finding,
to lose for a moment all that it touches back to wonder.

-Richard Wilbur

Sunday, August 30, 2009

asian landscape


Each time the losses and deceptions of life teach us about impermanence, they bring us closer to the truth. When you fall from a great height, there is only one possible place to land: on the ground—the ground of truth. And if you have the understanding that comes from spiritual practice, then falling is in no way a disaster, but the discovery of an inner refuge.

a glimpse

Saturday, August 29, 2009



The degree to which I can create relationships, which facilitate the growth of others as separate persons, is a measure of the growth I have achieved in myself.

-Carl R Rogers

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Monday, August 24, 2009


Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.

-Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Friday, August 21, 2009


Saturday, August 15, 2009


Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each separate fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.

-Fyodor Dostoevsky


Tuesday, August 11, 2009


When we learn to say no, we stop lying. People can trust us, and we can trust ourselves.

-Melody Beattie

Monday, August 10, 2009


This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds
To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,
Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.


Saturday, August 08, 2009


mended fences

pastel rowhouse

Friday, August 07, 2009


When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens like one of those fluted Japanese blossoms, flimsy and spastic, bright and warm. This almost always seems to happen in community.

-Anne Lamott

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Wednesday, August 05, 2009


Opportunity is the greatest when it seems to be gone.

-Ralph Martson

Monday, August 03, 2009

on a walk

Saturday, August 01, 2009


Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul.

-Simone Weil

porch blue

won back

...only the won-back heart can ever be satisfied: free, through all it has given up, to rejoice in its mastery.