Art

  • 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 - 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 #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 - The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain. ― Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen             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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Kaleidoscope #383 - To the girl who reads by flashlight who sees dragons in the clouds who feels most alive in worlds that never were who knows magic is real who dreams This is for you. ― Meagan Spooner, Hunted           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an […]
  • Kaleidoscope #382 - Be kind to dragons, for thou art crunchy when toasted and taste good with ketchup. (Sebastian) ― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dragonswan            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at a scenic view and hiking trail outside of Sedona, AZ during a recent vacation.  I was surprised and […]
  • Kaleidoscope #381 - Choices determine character. ― Brandon Mull,  Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary           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 a farmers’ market and these remarkable and unusual flowers. No special lighting or […]
  • Kaleidoscope #380 - Good and evil are a great deal more complex than a princess and a dragon . . . is not the dragon the hero of his own story? ― Erin Morgenstern,  The Night Circus           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA […]
  • Kaleidoscope #379 - Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. ― Rainer Maria Rilke,  Letters to a Young Poet            Below is the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #378 - It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry ‘Monster!’ and looked behind him. ― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone            Below is the original photo used to create this image. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #377 - I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So, I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now? ― John Lennon           Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #376 - Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. ― Rumi               Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush on a sunrise walk around my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.   […]
  • Kaleidoscope #375 - Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ―B. Yeats               Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush outside of a restaurant in Midlothian, VA.  No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #374 -   Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #373 - The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain. ― Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen             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 […]
  • Kaleidoscope #372 - Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. ―Maya Angelou           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and unusual flower in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, VA. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #371 - Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes. ―Mae West             Below is the original photo used to create this image. A lovely summer sky, taken in a parking lot after shopping. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.   […]
  • Kaleidoscope #370 - The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. ―Plutarch           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a walk around Floyd, VA, my parents and I came across a farmers’ market and this fantastic flower box. It was Mom’s […]
  • Kaleidoscope #369 - You had better run from me. My words are fire. ― Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lovely and unusual flowers in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, VA. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #368 - A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke. ― Vincent van Gogh               Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush outside of a restaurant in Midlothian, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #367 - A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe. ― Madeleine L’Engle             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 […]
  • Kaleidoscope #366 - Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth               Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush on a sunrise walk around my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #365 - I loved a maid fair as summer, with sunlight in her hair. ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and unusual flower in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, VA. No […]
  • Kaleidoscope #364 - You see, women are like fires, like flames. Some women are like candles, bright and friendly. Some are like single sparks, or embers, like fireflies for chasing on summer nights. Some are like campfires, all light and heat for a night and willing to be left after. Some women are like hearthfires, not much to […]
  • Kaleidoscope #363 - Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward. ― E. Cummings           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a walk around Floyd, VA, my parents and I came across a farmers’ market and this fantastic flower box. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #362 - Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts. ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind             Below is the original photo used to create this image. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #361 - Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It […]
  • Kaleidoscope #360 - Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell. ― Joan Crawford             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this container of pansies on a lunchtime walk around downtown Richmond, VA. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #359 - The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever. ― Nicholas Sparks               Below is […]
  • Kaleidoscope #358 - Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love. ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #357 - “Will you burn with me?” she asked. “Or will you go free?” I grabbed her face as the heat pressed in. “I’ll burn with you.” ― Karina Halle, Shooting Scars             Below is the original photo used to create this image. A lovely summer sky, taken in a parking lot […]
  • Kaleidoscope #356 - I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever. ― Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire            Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and unusual flower in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, VA. No […]
  • Kaleidoscope #355 - Heated argument: when you try to convince someone of what you don’t believe yourself. ― Marty Rubin            Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a walk around Floyd, VA, my parents and I came across a farmers’ market and this fantastic flower box. It was Mom’s […]
  • Kaleidoscope #354 - I want to know if you know how to melt into that fierce heat of living falling toward the center of your longing. ― David Whyte         Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lovely and unusual flowers in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, VA. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #353 - These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off. ― Giorgio Vasari         […]
  • Kaleidoscope #352 - And it seemed to me that there were fires Flying till dawn without number And I never found out things-those Strange eyes of his-what colour? Everything trembling and singing and Were you my enemy or my friend, Winter was it or summer?― Anna Akhmatova                Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found […]
  • Kaleidoscope #351 - The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat. ― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during […]
  • Kaleidoscope #350 - What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. ― Charles Bukowski                Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush outside of a restaurant in Midlothian, VA.  No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.   Save […]
  • Kaleidoscope #349 - Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire.  But if it had to perish twice I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. ― Robert Frost            Below is the original photo used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #348 - The heat moved across the morning like an invisible truck, heavy and crushing, and with a hotter engine than the day before. ― Joe R. Lansdale, Honky Tonk Samurai              Below is the original photo used to create this image. A lovely summer sky, taken in a parking lot after shopping. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #347 - The days seemed to float, merge in the heat of summer. Perhaps. ― Katherine Brabon, The Memory Artist            Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lovely and unusual flowers in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #346 - August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies. The final moments of fun before the freeze. In the winter, everything changes. ― Rasmenia Massoud, You Don’t See Any of This           Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a walk […]
  • Kaleidoscope #345 - I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads. ― Paulo Coelho, Aleph            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken on my last night in Arizona, just outside of Mesa during […]
  • Kaleidoscope #344 - “I’ve crossed these sands many times,” said one of the camel drivers one night. “But the desert is so huge, and the horizons so distant, that they make a person feel small, and as if he should remain silent.” The boy understood intuitively what he meant, even without ever having set foot in the desert […]
  • Kaleidoscope #343 - At that moment, it seemed to him that time stood still, and the Soul of the World surged within him. When he looked into her dark eyes, and saw that her lips were poised between a laugh and silence, he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke—the language that […]
  • Kaleidoscope #342 - The camel has a big dumb ugly hump. But in the desert, where prettier, more streamlined beasts die quickly of thirst, the camel survives quite nicely. As legend has it, the camel carries its own water, stores it in its stupid hump. If individuals, like camels, perfect their inner resources, if we have the power […]
  • Kaleidoscope #341 - Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people […]
  • Kaleidoscope #340 - In the desert I saw a creature, naked, bestial, Who, squatting upon the ground, Held his heart in his hands, And ate of it. I said, “Is it good, friend?” “It is bitter—bitter,” he answered; “But I like it “Because it is bitter, “And because it is my heart.” ― Stephen Crane, The Black Riders […]
  • Kaleidoscope #339 - You have to protect yourself from sadness. Sadness is very close to hate. Let me tell you this. This is the thing I learned. If you take in someone else’s poison – thinking you can cure them by sharing it – you will instead store it within you. Those men in the desert were smarter […]
  • Kaleidoscope #338 - Because I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. You’ll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens…Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because […]
  • Kaleidoscope #337 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom’d caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.” ― Thomas Gray, An Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard           Below is the original photo used to create […]
  • Kaleidoscope #336 - Maybe God created the desert so that man could appreciate the date trees. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at a scenic view and hiking trail outside of Sedona, AZ during a recent vacation.  I was surprised and […]
  • Kaleidoscope #335 - Deserts possess a particular magic, since they have exhausted their own futures, and are thus free of time. Anything erected there, a city, a pyramid, a motel, stands outside time. It’s no coincidence that religious leaders emerge from the desert. Modern shopping malls have much the same function. A future Rimbaud, Van Gogh or Adolf […]
  • Kaleidoscope #334 - Somewhere someone is traveling furiously toward you, At incredible speed, traveling day and night, Through blizzards and desert heat, across torrents, through narrow passes. But will he know where to find you, Recognize you when he sees you, Give you the thing he has for you?” ― John Ashbery           Below […]
  • Kaleidoscope #333 - Long since, the desert wind wiped away our footprints in the sand. But at every second of my existence, I remember what happened, and you still walk in my dreams and in my reality. Thank you for having crossed my path. ― Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain            Below is the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #332 - The next time that boy pursues you, he better do it like a dying man looking for water in a desert. When it’s the right guy, you’ll know, because he’ll cherish you.” ― Karen Kingsbury, Leaving           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at […]
  • Kaleidoscope #331 - The desert weed lives on, but the flower of spring blooms and wilts. ― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a close-up of a vibrant flowering bush taken outside our hotel in Mesa, AZ while on a recent vacation […]
  • Kaleidoscope #330 - So it always is: when you escape to a desert the silence shouts in your ear. ― Graham Greene, The Quiet American           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken on my last night in Arizona, just outside of Mesa during a recent vacation.  The […]
  • Kaleidoscope #329 - The world makes things for each place. Fish for the sea, Rocs for the mountain skies, and girls with sun in their skin and perfect aim for a desert that doesn’t let weakness live. ― Alwyn Hamilton, Rebel of the Sands           Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #328 - I couldn’t take my eyes off him. Like a desert wanderer afraid of mirages, I gazed at my oasis, but he was real. ― Laura Whitcomb, A Certain Slant of Light            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Grand Canyon during a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #327 - Wilderness. The word itself is music. ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at a scenic view and hiking trail outside of Sedona, AZ during a recent vacation.  I was surprised and delighted to find this patch of royal-purple […]
  • Kaleidoscope #326 - No, life cannot be understood flat on a page. It has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath… We get one […]
  • Kaleidoscope #325 - I want to keep walking away from the person I was a moment ago, because a mind was made to figure things out, not to read the same page recurrently. ― Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road            Below is the original photo used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #324 - As we crossed the Colorado-Utah border I saw God in the sky in the form of huge gold sunburning clouds above the desert that seemed to point a finger at me and say, “Pass here and go on, you’re on the road to heaven. ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road           […]
  • Kaleidoscope #323 - Water, water, water… There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount, a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other part of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #322 - We all have our own deserts. They may not be the same as my desert, but we all have to cross them to find a purpose in life and be free. ― Yeonmi Park, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom           Below is the original photo […]
  • Kaleidoscope #321 - If you have time to chatter, Read books. If you have time to read, Walk into mountain, desert and ocean. If you have time to walk, Sing songs and dance. If you have time to dance, Sit quietly, you happy, lucky idiot. ― Nanao Sakaki           Below is the original photo […]
  • Kaleidoscope #320 - I have always hated crowds. I like deserts, prisons, and monasteries. I have discovered, too, that there are fewer idiots at 3000 meters above sea level than down below. ― Jean Giono, An Italian Journey           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #319 - I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams… ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Grand Canyon […]
  • Kaleidoscope #318 - On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don’t stop. ― Paulo Coelho            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, AZ during a recent vacation. This has become one of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #317 - Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. ― C.S. Lewis            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was […]
  • Kaleidoscope #316 - My mother named me after a miracle of nature: Waris means desert flower. The desert flower blooms in a barren environment where few living things can survive. ― Waris Dirie, Desert Flower            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a close-up of a vibrant flowering […]
  • Kaleidoscope #315 - “Don’t think about what you’ve left behind,” The alchemist said to the boy as they began to ride across the sands of the desert. “If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like […]
  • Kaleidoscope #314 - The house, the stars, the desert — what gives them their beauty is something that is invisible. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This gathering of saguaro and funky gourd-like cacti were part of the landscaping in front of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #313 - Maybe these desert birds could explain to him the meaning of love without ownership. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, AZ during a recent vacation. This has become one of my favorite […]
  • Kaleidoscope #312 - Everyone just keeps on disappearing. Some things vanish, like they were cut away. Others fade slowly into the mist. And all that remains is a desert. ― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken […]
  • Kaleidoscope #311 - The desert, when the sun comes up…I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began. ― Tom Hanks            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken on my last night in Arizona, just outside of Mesa during a recent vacation.  The skies had been […]
  • Kaleidoscope #310 - Do you imagine the universe is agitated? Go into the desert at night and look at the stars. This practice should answer the question. ― Lao Tzu           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at a scenic view and hiking trail outside of Sedona, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #309 - The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes. That’s the way it will be with our love for each other. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Grand Canyon during the tail end […]
  • Kaleidoscope #308 - A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never-failing spring in the desert. ― Andrew Carnegie            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This gathering of saguaro and funky gourd-like cacti were part of the landscaping in […]
  • Kaleidoscope #307 - From that day on, it was the desert that would be important. She would look to it everyday, and would try to guess which star the boy was following in search of his treasure. She would have to send her kisses on the wind hoping that the wind would touch the boy’s face, and would […]
  • Kaleidoscope #306 - You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. ― Mary Oliver, Wild Geese           Below is the original photo used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #305 - The desert takes our dreams away from us, and they don’t always return…. Those who don’t return become a part of the clouds, a part of the animals that hide in the ravines and of the water that comes from the earth. They become part of everything … They become the Soul of the World. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #304 - “Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #303 - For without you, I swear, the town Has become like a prison to me. Distraction and the mountain And the desert, all I desire. ― Rumi, Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at […]
  • Kaleidoscope #302 - Night poured over the desert. It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that religions are generated. When men see nothing but bottomless infinity over their heads they have always had a driving […]
  • Kaleidoscope #301 - They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars—on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places.  ― Robert Frost, The Poetry of Robert Frost           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was […]
  • Kaleidoscope #300 - He felt the urge to go into the desert, to see if it’s silence held the answers to his questions. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a close-up of a vibrant flowering bush taken outside our hotel in Mesa, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #299 - I will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its solitude. I will be the desert. ― Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars           Below is the […]
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