“I don't know if I ever told you," my therapist said. "But I'm a birder. I love birds. And when they hit a window like that, or get hurt in any significant way, they have this ritual. They shake off the pain. They shake off the trauma. And they walk in circles to reconnect their … Continue reading Quote for Today: Sherman Alexie
Revelations help us accept the things we need the most, expose the secrets we so desperately try to hide and illuminate the dangers all around us. But more than anything, revelations are windows into our true selves... of the good and the evil and those wavering somewhere in between. But they have the ultimate power … Continue reading Quote for Today: Mike Kelley
People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. --Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Image via StockPhotosForFree.com
Life cracks us into unrecognizable shards of former incarnations. Slivers of our hurt and our pain and our shame nestles next to fragments of our truth, our divinity, our fierce reclamation of power. It is this very brokenness that allows us to knit together, kaleidoscope style. And we spin and shift and turn to … Continue reading Quote for Today: Jeanette Le Blanc
My truths are all foreknown, This anguish self-revealed. I'm naked to the bone, With nakedness my shield. Myself is what I wear: I keep the spirit spare. ―Theodore Roethke, from "Open House"
I have not yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that this delicate motion should reside in all the things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it. I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes. There the … Continue reading Quote for Today: Edward Mills Purcell
From adorable kittens and puppies to majestic lions and wolves, we love pictures of animals. What need do they fulfill? When I am attracted to the image of animal, be it a painting, a sculpture, a photo or any other representation, it is usually because I'm identifying with the creature's attributes or abilities. That kitten is so … Continue reading Animal Images: Inspiration from Nature, Part One