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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
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