Art

  • Kaleidoscope #1061 - Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. ― Steve Maraboli    Below is the original photo used to create this image. Sometimes I feel like I’m always looking at the sky. I wish I could take pictures of every sky-scape. No special lighting or retouching, just a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1060 - Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. ― Corrie Ten Boom   Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these fantastic hydrangeas while walking down E. Cary Street near 2nd in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1059 - One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. ― Rita Mae Brown   Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these interesting flowers during a walk through my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #1058 - True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.’ ― Oprah Winfrey   Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these lovelies during a walk through my neighborhood, and since I can’t resist anything purple… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #1057 - Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe. ― C. JoyBell C. Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image by Felix Mittermeier from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #1056 - It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ― William Blake    Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these fantastic hydrangeas while walking down E. Cary Street near 2nd in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1055 - The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience    Below is the original photo used to create this image. Sometimes I feel like […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1054 - The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. ― John Green, Looking for Alaska    Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovelies were found along his […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1053 - Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. ― Oscar Wilde  Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image Image by Felix Mittermeier from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #1052 - You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles. ― C. JoyBell C.    Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these interesting flowers […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1051 - The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ― Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections   Below is the original photo used to create this image. Sometimes I feel like I’m always looking at the sky. I wish I could take pictures of every sky-scape. No special lighting or […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1050 - We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. ― Plato    Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these fantastic hydrangeas while walking down E. Cary Street near 2nd in downtown Richmond, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1049 - The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ― Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections   Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these lovelies during a walk through my neighborhood, and since I can’t resist anything purple… No special lighting or retouching, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1048 - I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine. ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice    Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovelies were found along his […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1047 - Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. ― August Wilson  Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image Image by Felix Mittermeier from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #1046 - Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart. ― Jim Henson   Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1045 - Today is a new day. Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. You have the power and the time to shape your life. Break free from the poisonous victim mentality and embrace […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1044 - It is not complicated unless I make it so. It is not difficult unless I allow it to be. A second is no more than a second, a minute no more than a minute, a day no more than a day. They pass. All things and all time will pass. Don’t force or fear, don’t […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1043 - Love, at every opportunity you are given. Be less afraid. Embrace each day (none are promised). Cry when you need to, it’ll make you feel better. You were put on this planet to feel every feeling you could, do that. Everything works out in the end, I promise. ― pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1042 - I finally figured out that not every crisis can be managed. As much as we want to keep ourselves safe, we can’t protect ourselves from everything. If we want to embrace life, we also have to embrace chaos. ― Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Breathing Room    Below is the original photo used to create this image. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1041 - Because you are defined not by life’s imperfect moments, but by your reaction to them. And because there is joy in embracing – rather than running from – the utter absurdity of life. ― Jenny Lawson, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir   Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1040 - I close my eyes, thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence, nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him. ― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith   Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1039 - If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1038 - When we are most alone is when we embrace another’s loneliness. ― Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper   Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is a part of my new office view. I like how rain brings out the color and richness of stone and my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1037 - I wished she’d never stop squeezing me. I wished I could spend the rest of my life as a child, being slightly crushed by someone who loved me. ― Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image Image by Helena Sushitskaya  from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #1036 - So you think that you’re a failure, do you? Well, you probably are. What’s wrong with that? In the first place, if you’ve any sense at all you must have learned by now that we pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1035 - Love is one kind of abstraction. And then there are those nights when I sleep alone, when I curl into a pillow that isn’t you, when I hear the tiptoe sounds that aren’t yours. It’s not as if I can conjure you up completely. I must embrace the idea of you instead. ― David Levithan, The Lover’s […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1034 - Embrace your solitude and love it. Endure the pain it causes, and try to sing out with it. For those near to you are distant… ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet   Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1033 - Embrace your solitude and love it. Endure the pain it causes, and try to sing out with it. For those near to you are distant… ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet   Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is a part of my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1032 - The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1031 - Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow. ― Tony Schwartz Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1030 - The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. ― Thich Nhat Hanh   Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these fantastic hydrangeas while walking down E. Cary Street near 2nd in downtown Richmond, VA. No […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1029 - What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications. ― Nora Ephron    Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1028 - Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. ― Albert Einstein    Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1027 - There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don’t help them by doing the job yourself. ― Laurell K. Hamilton      Below is the original photo used to create this image. This […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1026 - We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good. ― Carl Sagan   Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these fantastic hydrangeas while walking down E. Cary Street near […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1025 - Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires. ― Lao Tzu   Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is a part of my new office view. I like how rain brings out the color and richness of stone and my camera picked up […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1024 - I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1023 - It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn. ― Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights   Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovelies were found […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1022 - Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering. ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1021 - Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart   Below is the original photo used to create […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1020 - Sometimes it’s necessary to embrace the magic, to find out what’s real in life, and in one’s own heart. ― Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost   Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these fantastic hydrangeas while walking down E. Cary Street near 2nd in downtown Richmond, VA. No […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1019 - Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1018 - Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty. ― Albert Einstein     Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No special lighting or […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1017 - You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope. ― Thomas Merton    Below is the original photo used to create this image. It […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1016 - I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore. I […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1015 - One day you do meet a man who kisses you and you can’t breathe around it and you realize you don’t need air. Oxygen is trivial. Desire makes life happen. Makes it matter. Makes everything worth it. Desire is life. Hunger to see the next sunrise or sunset. To touch the one you love. To […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1014 - We have not touched the stars, nor are we forgiven, which brings us back to the hero’s shoulders and the gentleness that comes, not from the absence of violence, but despite the abundance of it. ― Richard Siken, Crush   Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1013 - Memories were fine but you couldn’t touch them, smell them or hold them. They were never exactly as the moment was, and they faded with time. ― Cecelia Ahern   Below is the original photo used to create this image. These pretties were arranged in planters at a local outdoor mall. No special lighting or retouching, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1012 - I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world. ― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles    Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1011 - The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you’ve never felt anything when someone’s kissed you, then no one’s ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan on kissing you. ― Colleen Hoover, Hopeless     Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1010 - Touch has a memory. ― John Keats   Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovelies were found along his delivery route. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1009 - It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone. ― Marilyn Monroe      Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a view out my living room window. The diffuse light on this fresh […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1008 - The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers. ― Stanley Kunitz     Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is a part of my new office view. I like how rain brings out the color and richness […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1007 - We the mortals touch the metals, the wind, the ocean shores, the stones, knowing they will go on, inert or burning, and I was discovering, naming all these things: it was my destiny to love and say goodbye. ― Pablo Neruda, Still Another Day  Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image Image […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1006 - There is an odd synchronicity in the way parallel lives veer to touch one another, change direction, and then come close again and again until they connect and hold for whatever it was that fate intended to happen. ― Ann Rule    Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1005 - Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. ― Ray Bradbury    Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1004 - Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live. ― Nora Roberts     Below is the original […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1003 - It wasn’t that long, and it certainly wasn’t the kind of kiss you see in movies these days, but it was wonderful in its own way, and all I can remember about the moment is that when our lips touched, I knew the memory would last forever. ― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember   […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1002 - Be an encourager. Scatter sunshine. Who knows whose life you might touch with something as simple as a kind word. ― Debbie Macomber   Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1001 - To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books. ― Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol    Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is a part of my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #1000 - I want morning and noon and nightfall with you. I want your tears, your smiles, your kisses…the smell of your hair, the taste of your skin, the touch of your breath on my face. I want to see you in the final hour of my life…to lie in your arms as I take my last […]
  • Kaleidoscope #999 - I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched. ―Edgar Allan Poe   Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a view out my living room window. The diffuse light on this fresh spring foliage made the room glow and it caught my eye. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #998 - For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home. ― Stephanie Perkins,  Anna and the French Kiss    Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #997 - We have eyes, and we’re looking at stuff all the time, all day long. And I just think that whatever our eyes touch should be beautiful, tasteful, appealing, and important. ― Eric Carle    Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens […]
  • Kaleidoscope #996 - Our finger prints don’t fade from the lives we touch. ― judy blume      Below is the original photo used to create this image. These pretties were arranged in planters at a local outdoor mall. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #995 - When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that […]
  • Kaleidoscope #994 - Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. ― Plato      Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No […]
  • Kaleidoscope #993 - Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. ― Charles Dickens    Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image Image by Helena Sushitskaya  from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #992 - All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart. ― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me      Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a view out my living room window. The diffuse light on this fresh spring foliage made […]
  • Kaleidoscope #991 - Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ― Leo Buscaglia   Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me […]
  • Kaleidoscope #990 - Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. ― E.F. Schumacher     Below is the original photo used to create this image. These pretties were arranged in planters at a local outdoor mall. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #989 - The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches. ― E.E. Cummings     Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is a part of my new office view. I like how rain brings out the color and richness of stone and my camera […]
  • Kaleidoscope #988 - We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. ― E.E. Cummings   Below is the original photo […]
  • Kaleidoscope #987 - Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t. ― Johnny Depp     Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #986 - The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince    Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image Image by Helena Sushitskaya  from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #985 - And, just as it only takes a moment to die, it only takes a moment to live. You just close your eyes and let every futile fear slip away. And then, in this new state, free from fear, you ask yourself: who am I? If I could live without doubt what would I do? If […]
  • Kaleidoscope #984 - It’s bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They’re not. They’re just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close. ― Rachel Cohn, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List   Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #983 - Dreams are always crushing when they don’t come true. But it’s the simple dreams that are often the most painful because they seem so personal, so reasonable, so attainable. You’re always close enough to touch, but never quite close enough to hold and it’s enough to break your heart. ― Nicholas Sparks, Three Weeks With […]
  • Kaleidoscope #982 - That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be […]
  • Kaleidoscope #981 - He would reach for me in the middle of the night, nearly every single night, wrapping one of those solid arms around my waist and pulling me in close. So. Close. ― Chelsie Shakespeare, The Pull   Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk […]
  • Kaleidoscope #980 - People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #979 - My heart’s been torn wide open, just like I feared it would be, and I have no willpower to close it back up. ― Marie Lu, Champion     Below is the original photo used to create this image. These lovely lavender blooms were discovered on a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #978 - What is a friend if not someone you feel close to, someone you like being with, someone you can confide in and share pleasure with. ― Johanna Lindsey, A Loving Scoundrel   Below is the original photo used to create this image. These sweet roses were a gift for my birthday last year. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #977 - Never miss an opportunity to show your love, especially to those close to you, because we are always at our most cautious with them for fear of being hurt. ―Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra   Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #976 - I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. ― Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano     Below is the original photo used to create this image. These pretties were arranged in planters at […]
  • Kaleidoscope #975 - He would reach for me in the middle of the night, nearly every single night, wrapping one of those solid arms around my waist and pulling me in close. So. Close. ― Chelsie Shakespeare, The Pull   Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk […]
  • Kaleidoscope #974 - People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #973 - Is it possible, in the final analysis, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another? We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person’s essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but […]
  • Kaleidoscope #972 - And I closed my eyes because I wanted to know nothing but her arms. ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower     Below is the original photo used to create this image. These pretties were arranged in planters at a local outdoor mall. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #971 - Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ― Shel Silverstein   Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #970 - Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable, but her story and mine are different now. It wasn’t easy for me to accept this simple truth, because there was a time when our stories were the same, but that was six years and two lifetimes ago. ― Nicholas […]
  • Kaleidoscope #969 - It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being. ― John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love   Below is the original photo […]
  • Kaleidoscope #968 - Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in. ― Isaac Asimov   Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #967 - It is by loving, and not by being loved, that one can come nearest the soul of another; yea, that, where two love, it is the loving of each other, that originates and perfects and assures their blessedness. I knew that love gives to him that loveth, power over over any soul be loved, even […]
  • Kaleidoscope #966 - I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness ― E. Cummings, Poems, 1923-1954     Below is the original photo used to create this image. These pretties were arranged in planters at a local outdoor mall. No special lighting or retouching, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #965 - Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever. ― Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See     Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #964 - I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love. ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close     Below is the original photo used to create this image. These lovely lavender blooms were discovered on a lunchtime walk around the capital […]
  • Kaleidoscope #963 - I couldn’t be with people and I didn’t want to be alone. Suddenly my perspective whooshed and I was far out in space, watching the world. I could see millions and millions of people, all slotted into their lives; then I could see me—I’d lost my place in the universe. It had closed up and […]
  • Kaleidoscope #962 - It’s funny. No matter how hard you try, you can’t close your heart forever. And the minute you open it up, you never know what’s going to come in. But when it does, you just have to go for it! Because if you don’t, there’s no point in being here. ― Kirstie Alley     […]