Art

  • Kaleidoscope #483 - Man it doesn’t show signs of stoppin’ And I brought some corn for poppin’ The lights are turned way down low Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow;         Lyrics for this version of “Let is Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” may be found here. Songwriters: Jule Styne / Sammy […]
  • Kaleidoscope #482 - Sleigh bells ring, are you listening In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight Walking in a winter wonderland;         Lyrics for this version of “Winter Wonderland” can be found here. Songwriters: Jeremy Smith Winter Wonderland lyrics © Words & Music A Div Of Big Deal Music LLC. Performed […]
  • Kaleidoscope #481 - Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we’ve no place to go, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow;         Lyrics for this version of “Let is Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” may be found here. Songwriters: Jule Styne / Sammy Cahn. Let It […]
  • Kaleidoscope #480 - The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. ― J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan       Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #479 - Sometimes the right thing feels all wrong until it is over and done with. ― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #478 - A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty. ― Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I saw this beauty of a sunset on my way home from work and actually pulled over, got out, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #477 - I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still. ― V.E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #476 - Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #475 - I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers. ― Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I saw this beauty of a sunset on my way home […]
  • Kaleidoscope #474 - The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. ― W.B. Yeats         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #473 - If you are a dreamer come in If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer If youre a pretender come sit by my fire For we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in! Come in! ― Shel Silverstein         Below is the original […]
  • Kaleidoscope #472 - Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! ― John Anster, The First Part of Goethe’s Faust         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #471 - Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic. ― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone           Below is the original […]
  • Kaleidoscope #470 - The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake. ― George R.R. Martin         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is […]
  • Kaleidoscope #469 - We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. ― J.K. Rowling         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #468 - And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. ― Roald Dahl         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free […]
  • Kaleidoscope #467 - Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds’ eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas-abstract, invisible, gone once they’ve been spoken-and what could be […]
  • Kaleidoscope #466 - When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. ― Lady Gaga             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I stumbled across these bizarre flowers while […]
  • Kaleidoscope #465 - And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #464 - I believe that you have the absolute right to think things that I find offensive, stupid, preposterous or dangerous, and that you have the right to speak, write, or distribute these things, and that I do not have the right to kill you, maim you, hurt you, or take away your liberty or property because […]
  • Kaleidoscope #463 - Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living […]
  • Kaleidoscope #462 - If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist             Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #461 - You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it. ― Neil Gaiman           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I saw this beauty of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #460 - Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons. ― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It turns out my front yard is the perfect breeding ground for mushrooms… No special lighting or retouching, just […]
  • Kaleidoscope #459 -    People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you? ― Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables         Below is the original photo used to create this image. I visited a local-ish winery, Saude […]
  • Kaleidoscope #458 - There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas. ― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It turns out my front yard is the perfect breeding ground […]
  • Kaleidoscope #457 - It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them — the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas. ― Fyodor Dostoevsky           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I saw this beauty of a sunset on my way home from work and actually […]
  • Kaleidoscope #456 - Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. ― John Steinbeck           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I stumbled across these bizarre flowers while taking a walk around my hotel on a July […]
  • Kaleidoscope #455 - Most people don’t realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn’t value its librarians doesn’t value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we? […]
  • Kaleidoscope #454 - I don’t care that they stole my idea. I care that they don’t have any of their own. ― Nikola Tesla           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I saw this beauty of a sunset on my way home from work and actually pulled over, got out, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #453 - Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist         Below is the original photo used to create this image. I visited a local-ish winery, Saude Creek, located in Lanexa, VA. Their late-summer landscaping […]
  • Kaleidoscope #452 - Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. ― Marie Curie             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It turns out my front yard is the perfect breeding ground for mushrooms… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.   […]
  • Kaleidoscope #451 - Wit is the unexpected copulation of ideas. ― Patrick O’Brian, The Hundred Days             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It turns out my front yard is the perfect breeding ground for mushrooms… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #450 - Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about. ― Jalal Ad-Din Rumi           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I stumbled across these bizarre […]
  • Kaleidoscope #449 - But the truth is, it’s not the idea, it’s never the idea, it’s always what you do with it. ― Neil Gaiman (Online journal entry for January 31, 2009)         Below is the original photo used to create this image. I visited a local-ish winery, Saude Creek, located in Lanexa, VA. Their […]
  • Kaleidoscope #448 - I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears. ― Shelby Foote           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I saw this beauty of a sunset on my way home from work and actually pulled over, got out, walked two blocks and […]
  • Kaleidoscope #447 - An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. ― Oscar Wilde             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It turns out my front yard is the perfect breeding ground for mushrooms… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap […]
  • Kaleidoscope #446 - I believe that ideas do not have to be correct to exist. ― Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It turns out my front yard is the perfect breeding ground for mushrooms… No special lighting […]
  • Kaleidoscope #445 - Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I saw this beauty of a sunset on my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #444 - A man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions. ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Autocrat of the Breakfast Table             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I stumbled across these bizarre flowers while taking a walk […]
  • Kaleidoscope #443 - Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se. ― Charles Eames         Below is the original photo used to create this image. I visited a local-ish winery, Saude Creek, located in Lanexa, VA. Their late-summer landscaping was in full bloom and […]
  • Kaleidoscope #442 - Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It turns out my front yard is the perfect breeding ground for mushrooms… No special lighting […]
  • Kaleidoscope #441 - Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats. ― Sue Grafton           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I saw this beauty of a sunset on my way home from work and actually pulled over, got out, walked two […]
  • Kaleidoscope #440 - Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people. ― Socrates             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It turns out my front yard is the perfect breeding ground for mushrooms… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #439 - We shouldn’t be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas. ― Noam Chomsky         Below is the original photo used to create this image. I visited a local-ish winery, Saude Creek, located in Lanexa, VA. Their late-summer landscaping was in full bloom and I probably took way too many photos […]
  • Kaleidoscope #438 - I believe that in the battle between guns and ideas, ideas will, eventually, win. Because the ideas are invisible, and they linger, and, sometimes, they can even be true. Eppur si muove: and yet it moves. ― Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction             Below is […]
  • Kaleidoscope #437 - Will looked horrified. “What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel         Happy Halloween Everyone! Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #436 - But perhaps the monsters needed to look out for each other every now and then. ― Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows          Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #435 - When is a monster not a monster? Oh, when you love it. ― Caitlyn Siehl, Literary Sexts: A Collection of Short & Sexy Love Poems         Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free […]
  • Kaleidoscope #434 - Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. ― Friedrich Nietzsche           Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is […]
  • Kaleidoscope #433 - Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters. ― Stephen King, The Shining         Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #432 - But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes . . . and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can’t forgive yourself for. ― Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road           Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below […]
  • Kaleidoscope #431 - It would not take a monster to destroy a monster – but light, light to drive out darkness. ― Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire             Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. I stumbled […]
  • Kaleidoscope #430 - You were merely wishing for the end of pain, the monster said. Your own pain. An end to how it isolated you. It is the most human wish of all. ― Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls         Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #429 - A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity. [Letter to Max Brod, July 5, 1922] ― Franz Kafka         Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #428 - The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination. ― Richard Wright           Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. I stumbled across this big guy hanging out on some walkway trim while taking […]
  • Kaleidoscope #427 - “Stories are important,” the monster said. “They can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.” ― Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls             Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. It turns out […]
  • Kaleidoscope #426 - The underground of the city is like what’s underground in people. Beneath the surface, it’s boiling with monsters. ― Guillermo Del Toro          Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #425 - Murderers are not monsters, they’re men. And that’s the most frightening thing about them. ― Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones             Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This amazing raven was captured during a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #424 - Your memory is a monster; you forget—it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you—and summons them to your recall with will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you! ― John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany         […]
  • Kaleidoscope #423 - We are all someone’s monster. ― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows         Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.    
  • Kaleidoscope #422 - We all have a Monster within; the difference is in degree, not in kind. ― Douglas Preston, The Monster of Florence           Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This amazing raven was captured during a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #421 - Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions. ― Primo LevI         Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #420 - Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren’t. ― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End […]
  • Kaleidoscope #419 - I have a curse. I HAVE A GIFT. I’m a monster. I’M MORE THAN HUMAN. My touch Is lethal. MY TOUCH IS POWER. I am their weapon. I WILL FIGHT BACK. ― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me          Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #418 - Stories are the wildest things of all, the monster rumbled. Stories chase and bite and hunt. ― Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls             Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This amazing raven was captured […]
  • Kaleidoscope #417 - Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured? ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche           Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. I stumbled across this big guy hanging out on some walkway trim […]
  • Kaleidoscope #416 - I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed. ― David Benioff, City of Thieves         Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes […]
  • Kaleidoscope #415 - When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing. ― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows         Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #414 - The real world is where the monsters are. ― Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief          Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #413 - Once upon a time, a little girl was raised by monsters.But angels burned the doorways to their world, and she was all alone. ― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone           Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #412 - If you’re a monster, I’m a monster. ― Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows             Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. I stumbled across this big guy hanging out on some walkway trim while taking […]
  • Kaleidoscope #411 - “Oh, monsters are scared,” said Lettie. “That’s why they’re monsters.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane            Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This amazing raven was captured during a 2008 trip […]
  • Kaleidoscope #410 - Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human. ― Victoria Schwab, Vicious          Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #409 - When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else? ― Kristin Cashore, Graceling         Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.   […]
  • Kaleidoscope #408 - Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored. ― Patricia A. McKillip         Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. It turns out my front yard is the perfect breeding […]
  • Kaleidoscope #407 - Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters. ― Stephen King, The Shining         Getting into the Halloween spirit with some creepy and sometimes disturbing kaleidoscopes… Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #406 - Once upon a time, the princess rose from the ashes her dragon lovers made of her & crowned herself the mother-fucking queen of herself. – how’s that for a happily ever after? ― Amanda Lovelace, The Princess Saves Herself in this One           Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #405 - It is one of those lessons that every child should learn: Don’t play with fire, sharp objects, or ancient artifacts. ― Patricia Briggs           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a walk around Floyd, VA on a rainy afternoon, my parents and I came across […]
  • Kaleidoscope #404 - Now. Now, Annwyl. No need to curtsy. A simple nod of your head and absolute worship will be more than enough. ― G.A. Aiken, Dragon Actually           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #403 - If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons. ― Ilona Andrews, Fate’s Edge           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every shop. I […]
  • Kaleidoscope #402 - Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. ― G.K. Chesterton           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with […]
  • Kaleidoscope #401 - Til shade is gone, til water is gone Into the shadow with teeth bared Screaming defiance with the last breath To spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the Last Day. ― Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around […]
  • Kaleidoscope #400 - I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning. ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful […]
  • Kaleidoscope #399 - We rode on the winds of the rising storm, We ran to the sounds of the thunder. We danced among the lightning bolts, and tore the world asunder. ― Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this container of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #398 - We all posses different gifts and abilities. How we use those gifts determines who we are. ― Brandon Mull, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety […]
  • Kaleidoscope #397 - You can’t map a sense of humor. Anyway, what is a fantasy map but a space beyond which There Be Dragons? On the Discworld we know that There Be Dragons Everywhere. They might not all have scales and forked tongues, but they Be Here all right, grinning and jostling and trying to sell you souvenirs. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #396 - But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them. ― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #395 - Anyone can slay a dragon …but try waking up every morning and loving the world all over again. That’s what takes a real hero. ― Brian Andreas           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with […]
  • Kaleidoscope #394 - I’m an outlaw, not a hero. I never intended to rescue you. We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves. ― Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #393 - Faërie contains many things besides elves and fays, and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants, or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted. ― J.R.R. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #392 - I was born to catch dragons in their dens And pick flowers To tell tales and laugh away the morning To drift and dream like a lazy stream And walk barefoot across sunshine days. ― James Kavanaugh, Sunshine Days and Foggy Nights           Below is the original photo used to create […]
  • Kaleidoscope #391 - Loads of children read books about dinosaurs, underwater monsters, dragons, witches, aliens, and robots. Essentially, the people who read SF, fantasy and horror haven’t grown out of enjoying the strange and weird. ― China Miéville           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around […]
  • Kaleidoscope #390 - bookshops are time machines spaceships story-makers secret-keepers dragon-tamers dream-catchers fact-finders & safe places. (this book is for those who know this to be true)” ― Jen Campbell, The Bookshop Book           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #389 - Words can never fully say what we want them to say, for they fumble, stammer, and break the best porcelain. The best one can hope for is to find along the way someone to share the path, content to walk in silence, for the heart communes best when it does not try to speak. ― […]
  • Kaleidoscope #388 - I desired dragons with a profound desire. ― C.S. Lewis,  Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories              Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this container of pansies on a lunchtime walk around downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #387 - No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith. ― R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver           Below is the original photo used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #386 - People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within. ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks & Essays on the Writer, the Reader & the Imagination           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around […]
  • Kaleidoscope #385 - The truth is that the world is full of dragons, and none of us are as powerful or cool as we’d like to be. And that sucks. But when you’re confronted with that fact, you can either crawl into a hole and quit, or you can get out there, take off your shoes, and Bilbo […]
  • Kaleidoscope #384 - I don’t think man was meant to attain happiness so easily. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo           Below is the original photo used to create this […]
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