She stretched her hands towards the sky. To grab all the stars, to hold the moon, to take away everything that the sky had. So that the sky could finally understand, how it feels to lose everything that makes it beautiful. ―Akshay Vasu Public Domain Image via Pixabay
Early one beautiful summer evening, when everyone else was drinking indoors, Tony and I walked down to the river. We lay on the grass under a tree and chatted. At one point, Tony said, "Look at the pattern of lace the leaves make against the sky." I looked at the canopy above us, and suddenly … Continue reading Quote for Today: Julie Andrews
That black, maddening firmament; that vast cosmic ocean, endlessly deep in every direction, both Heaven and Pandemonium at once; mystical Zodiac, speckled flesh of Tiamat; all that is chaos, infinite and eternal. And yet, it's somehow the bringing to order of this chaos which perhaps has always disturbed me most. The constellations, in their way, … Continue reading Quote for Today: Mark X.
A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange suns rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and … Continue reading Quote for Today: Maya Angelou
Early dawn. The sun is still struggling to get over the canyon rim, so the light is gentle, for now. The Moon, only a sliver, still rides high in the sky, so soon to be a memory. The clouds resist, but find themselves luminous, while a rosy glow … Continue reading Lake Scott Sunrise, Set 1: Cloudy Dawn over Lake Scott
Over the plains of Ethiopia the sun rose as I had not seen it in seven years. A big, cool, empty sky flushed a little above a rim of dark mountains. The landscape 20,000 feet below gathered itself from the dark and showed a pale gleam of grass, a sheen of water. The red deepened … Continue reading Quote for Today: Doris Lessing
There are landscapes in which we feel above us not sky but space. Something larger, deeper than sky is sensed, is seen, although in such settings the sky itself is invariably immense. There is a place between the cerebrum and the stars where sky stops and space commences, and should we find ourselves on a … Continue reading Quote for Today: Tom Robbins