But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves? ~ Joshua Slocum
The world is full of happiness, and plenty to go round, if you are only willing to take the kind that comes your way. ~ Jean Webster, Daddy-Long-Legs (Hodder & Stoughton, 1912)
Dune climb, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
It’s a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand. ~ Madeleine L’Engle
In the spring of 1988, I returned to New Orleans, and as soon as I smelled the air, I knew I was home. It was rich, almost sweet, like the scent of jasmine and roses around our old courtyard. I walked the streets, savoring that long lost perfume. ~ Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
I don’t just wish you rain, Beloved – I wish you the beauty of storms… ~ John Geddes, A Familiar Rain
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~ Mother Teresa
It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
The City Library, Salt Lake City, Utah – probably one of the coolest libraries I’ve been inside in a long time. Great library store, as well.
I’m in no way equipped with the proper equipment (or skill) to capture skiers practicing aerial maneuvers into the pool at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT. But it was fun trying!