“Beneath your burdensome regrets and who you think you are through the lens of past mistakes, there is someone beautiful who wants to emerge.”
"You'll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in."
“Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.”
“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be?
Nothing outside you can give you any place.
In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.”
#FlanneryO’Connor, #spindrift, #wet, #water, #veil, #passage, #ocean, #nantucket, #wind, #sail, #beach, #gowiththeflow, #freewill
“Why, human thought is a real element, a real force, darting out like electricity from every man's or woman's mind, injuring or relieving, killing or curing, building fortunes or tearing them down, working for good or ill, every moment, night or day, asleep or awake, carving, moulding and shaping people's faces and making them ugly or agreeable.”
“She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing ‘yes’ in the sky.”
“Wet . . .”
Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.”
“And I thought about how many people have loved those songs. And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean. I think it would be great to have written one of those songs. I bet if I wrote one of them, I would be very proud. I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it's enough."
One of the first destinations when I moved to New England was where the eastern edge of America meets the Atlantic, the Outer Cape beaches of Provincetown. Exquisite motorcycle roads, hiking, music and art all in one magical place. Years later, I am thrilled that my photograph, “Consciousness” has been juried into the Bowerstock Fine Art Gallery’s
“Modern Male Exhibition”
373 Commercial Street
July 5 -July 23
Opening reception: July 5, 5 to 7 PM