Art

  • Kaleidoscope #280 -   After every storm, there is a rainbow. If you have eyes, you will find it. If you have wisdom, you will create it. If you have love for yourself and others, you won’t need it. ― Shannon L. Alder              Below is the original photo used to create this image. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #279 - Lovers alone wear sunlight. ― E.E. Cummings           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 special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone. Save Save […]
  • Kaleidoscope #278 -  Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart              Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #277 - I am never alone wherever I am. The air itself supplies me with a century of love. When I breathe in, I am breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, joys, moments, and the hues of the sunlight on many tones of skin; I am breathing in the same air that was […]
  • Kaleidoscope #276 - The sun sliced through the windshield, sealing me in light. I closed my eyes and felt the warmth on my eyelids. Sunlight traveled a long distance to reach this planet; an infinitesimal portion of that sunlight was enough to warm my eyelids. I was moved. That something as insignificant as an eyelid had its place […]
  • Kaleidoscope #275 - And even if they don’t find what they’re looking for, isn’t it enough to be out walking together in the sunlight? ― Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins          Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. A simple snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #274 -   Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. ― George Gordon Byron              Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.    
  • Kaleidoscope #273 - The sunlight isn’t the only thing that makes me happy anymore now that I can endure my storms. ― Alexandra Elle, Words from a Wanderer               Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #272 - Wine is sunlight, held together by water. ― Galileo Galilei              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.   Save Save Save Save Save
  • Kaleidoscope #271 -   Just because I live in the sunlight, enjoy being blond, and wear a cheerleading uniform, that doesn’t mean I’m stupid. I’m so sick of that. ― Kelly Creagh, Nevermore             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush outside of a restaurant in Midlothian, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #270 - O love, O fire! once he drew With one long kiss my whole soul through My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew. ― Alfred Tennyson          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, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #269 - He knew how she would love. He had not loved her without gaining that instinctive knowledge of what capabilities were in her. Her soul would walk in glorious sunlight if any man was worthy, by his power of loving, to win back her love. ― Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South               […]
  • Kaleidoscope #268 - If you walk on sunlight, bathe in moonlight, breathe in a golden air and exhale a Midas’ touch; mark my words, those who exist in the shadows will try to pull you into the darkness with them. The last thing that they want is for you to see the wonder of your life because they […]
  • Kaleidoscope #267 - The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain! — Dolly Parton              Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.    
  • Kaleidoscope #266 - Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. ― Gordon B. Hinckley              Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #265 - Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth. ― Roman Payne             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 #264 - She dropped her shyness like a nightgown, and in the liquid glare of sunlight on old boards she held up her hands-as if, in the terror of the upcoming skirmish, she had at last understood that she was beautiful. In her own way. ― Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #263 - Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. ― Benjamin Franklin              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 […]
  • Kaleidoscope #262 - Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us. ― Brian Jacques, Taggerung […]
  • Kaleidoscope #261 - The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me? ― Percy Bysshe Shelley          Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. A simple snap […]
  • Kaleidoscope #260 - Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows, Help us to see, That without the dust the rainbow, Would not be. –Langston Hughes             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.    
  • Kaleidoscope #259 - This is how I would die into the love I have for you: As pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight. ― Rumi             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, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #258 - Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them ― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #257 - Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what […]
  • Kaleidoscope #256 -   As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air. ― Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver             Below is the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #255 -   Let yourself go. Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand, and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them. ― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found […]
  • Kaleidoscope #254 - She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It’s easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said. ― Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and unusual […]
  • Kaleidoscope #253 - Dare to love yourself, as if you were a rainbow, with gold at both ends. –Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.   […]
  • Kaleidoscope #252 - As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. ― John Muir         Below […]
  • Kaleidoscope #251 - I want to believe that I’m not wrong. I want to believe that life isn’t full of darkness. Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again. No matter how painful and hard the rain may beat down on me. ― Natsuki Takaya         Below is the original photo used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #250 - You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down. –Charlie Chaplin         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #249 - I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. A simple snap from my Kodak Share […]
  • Kaleidoscope #248 - Difficulties and adversities viciously force all their might on us and cause us to fall apart, but they are necessary elements of individual growth and reveal our true potential. We have got to endure and overcome them, and move forward. Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. ― Roy T. Bennett, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #247 - When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable. ― Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #246 - Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you. –Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.    
  • Kaleidoscope #245 - Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder. ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe         Below is the original photo used to create […]
  • Kaleidoscope #244 - In times of storm and tempest, of indecision and desolation, a book already known and loved makes better reading than something new and untried … nothing is so warming and companionable. ― Elizabeth Goudge         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #243 - To create art with all the passion in one’s soul is to live art with all the beauty in one’s heart. –Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free […]
  • Kaleidoscope #242 - Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. ― Gordon B. Hinckley         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. A simple snap from my Kodak Share camera.   Save Save Save Save […]
  • Kaleidoscope #241 - Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do […]
  • Kaleidoscope #240 - The less you say, the more weight your words will carry. ― Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s my car’s engine, no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone. Save Save Save Save Save Save
  • Kaleidoscope #239 - Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it. –Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.    
  • Kaleidoscope #238 - The storm starts, when the drops start dropping. When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping. ― Dr. Seuss         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a glass sun-catcher that hangs in my office window. Taken on a bright morning with no special lighting or […]
  • Kaleidoscope #237 - The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #236 - And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than look down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. –G.K. Chesterton         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #235 - There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. ― Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark         Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this blooming redbud on a lunchtime walk around the Richmond capital buildings. No special lighting or retouching, just […]
  • Kaleidoscope #234 - Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. ― John Muir, The Mountains of California       […]
  • Kaleidoscope #233 - Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #232 - 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             […]
  • Kaleidoscope #231 - You will hear thunder and remember me, And think: she wanted storms. The rim Of the sky will be the colour of hard crimson, And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire. ― Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova             Below is the original photo used to […]
  • Kaleidoscope #230 - So, we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? ― Hunter S. Thompson         Below is the original photo used to create this image. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #229 - Two bubbles found they had rainbows on their curves. They flickered out saying: “It was worth being a bubble, just to have held that rainbow thirty seconds.” –Carl Sandburg         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #228 - Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. A […]
  • Kaleidoscope #227 - There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man. ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear         Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this blooming redbud on a lunchtime walk around […]
  • Kaleidoscope #226 - And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s […]
  • Kaleidoscope #225 - You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #224 - …I don’t just wish you rain, Beloved – I wish you the beauty of storms… –John Geddes, A Familiar Rain             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #223 - Perhaps the great renewal of the world will consist of this, that man and woman, freed of all confused feelings and desires, shall no longer seek each other as opposites, but simply as members of a family and neighbors, and will unite as human beings, in order to simply, earnestly, patiently, and jointly bear the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #222 - Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern. –Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray          Below is the original photo used to create this image. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #221 - This world of ours is piled high with farewells and goodbyes of so many different kinds, like the evening sky renewing itself again and again from one instant to the next-and I didn’t want to forget a single one. –Banana Yoshimoto, Goodbye Tsugumi          Below is the original photo used to create […]
  • Kaleidoscope #220 - Things are always better in the morning. –Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird             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 Kodak Share […]
  • Kaleidoscope #219 - The flexible are preserved unbroken. The bent become straight. The empty are filled. The exhausted become renewed. The poor are enriched. The rich are confounded. Therefore the sage embraces the one. Because he doesn’t display himself, people can see his light. Because he has nothing to prove, people can trust his words. Because he doesn’t […]
  • Kaleidoscope #218 -   We, who are so schooled in the art of listening to the voices of others, can often hear our own voice only when we are alone. . . For many women, the first choice, then, is to give ourselves the necessary time and space in which to renew our acquaintance with our lost voice, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #217 - We, who are so schooled in the art of listening to the voices of others, can often hear our own voice only when we are alone. . . For many women, the first choice, then, is to give ourselves the necessary time and space in which to renew our acquaintance with our lost voice, to […]
  • Kaleidoscope #216 - Every single cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years. That means there’s not even the smallest part of you now that was part of you seven years ago. –Steven Hall, The Raw Shark Texts          Below is the original photo used to create this image. This […]
  • Kaleidoscope #215 - It is good to renew one’s wonder, said the philosopher. Space travel has again made children of us all. –Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s my car’s engine, no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart […]
  • Kaleidoscope #214 - Fear no more, says the heart, committing its burden to some sea, which sighs collectively for all sorrows, and renews, begins, collects, lets fall. –Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #213 - Relax. You are beautiful, and everyone wants some of that beauty. –Julie Metz, Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal              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, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #212 - You’re spending your life without renewing it. You’ve got to be amused, properly healthily amused. You’re spending your vitality without making any. Can’t go on you know. Depression! Avoid depression! –D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover    Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this blooming redbud on a lunchtime walk […]
  • Kaleidoscope #211 - Happiness comes in many forms — in the company of good friends, in the feeling you get when you make someone else’s dream come true, or in the promise of hope renewed. It’s okay to let yourself be happy because you never know how fleeting that happiness might be. –Lucas Scott          […]
  • Kaleidoscope #210 -  It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. –Robert Louis Stevenson              Below is the original photo used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #209 - Accustom yourself to look first to the dreadful consequences of failure; then fix your eye on the glorious prize which is before you; and when your strength begins to fail, and your spirits are well nigh exhausted, let the animating view rekindle your resolution, and call forth in renewed vigour the fainting energies of your […]
  • Kaleidoscope #208 - Some people think they have discernment when actually they are just suspicious. Suspicion comes out of the unrenewed mind; discernment comes out of the renewed spirit. –Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind          Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an […]
  • Kaleidoscope #207 - As Aristotle said, ‘Excellence is a habit.’ I would say furthermore that excellence is made constant through the feeling that comes right after one has completed a work which he himself finds undeniably awe-inspiring. He only wants to relax until he’s ready to renew such a feeling all over again because to him, all else […]
  • Kaleidoscope #206 - Fear no more, says the heart, committing its burden to some sea, which sighs collectively for all sorrows, and renews, begins, collects, lets fall. –Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway    Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this blooming redbud on a lunchtime walk around the Richmond capital buildings. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #205 - Fear no more, says the heart, committing its burden to some sea, which sighs collectively for all sorrows, and renews, begins, collects, lets fall. –Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #204 - Renew thyself completely each day. –Henry David Thoreau              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 Kodak Share digital camera. And it’s even […]
  • Kaleidoscope #203 - They were renewed by love; the heart of each held infinite sources of life for the heart of the other –Fyodor Dostoyevsky            Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a maple sapling growing between stone pavers in my backyard. Taken on an overcast day with no […]
  • Kaleidoscope #202 - Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death. –R.D. Laing, The Politics of Experience/The Bird of Paradise          Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a glass sun-catcher that hangs in my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #201 - Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up. –Pearl S. Buck    Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this blooming redbud on a lunchtime walk around the Richmond capital buildings. No special lighting or retouching, just […]
  • Kaleidoscope #200 - I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship. –Brené Brown         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image […]
  • Kaleidoscope #199 - The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. –Wendell Berry  Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #198 - A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. –Gautama Buddha            Below is the original photo used to create this image. All I can say, is sometimes you have to look down to see a rainbow.. I caught this oil-slick rainbow […]
  • Kaleidoscope #197 - Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. You have the power today to reset your boundaries, restore your image, start fresh with renewed values and rebuild what has happened to you in the past. –Shannon L. Alder          […]
  • Kaleidoscope #196 - It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. –Anaïs Nin              Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #195 - We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe              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 Kodak […]
  • Kaleidoscope #194 - People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. –Audrey Hepburn              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, taken from my hotel window in December, 2017 while visiting […]
  • Kaleidoscope #193 - Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day! –Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience          Below is the original photo […]
  • Kaleidoscope #192 -   DeWitt: Loneliness leads to nothing good, only detachment. And sometimes the people who most need to reach out are the people least capable of it. –Jane Espenson              Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this blooming redbud on a lunchtime walk around the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #191 - There’s a Korean word my grandma taught me. It’s called jung. It’s the connection between two people that can’t be severed, even when love turns to hate. You still have those old feelings for them; you can’t ever completely shake them loose of you; you will always have tenderness in your heart for them. –Jenny […]
  • Kaleidoscope #190 - We’re both looking at the same moon, in the same world. We’re connected to reality by the same line. All I have to do is quietly draw it towards me. –Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart          Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #189 -   We’re all strangers connected by what we reveal, what we share, what we take away–our stories. I guess that’s what I love about books–they are thin strands of humanity that tether us to one another for a small bit of time, that make us feel less alone or even more comfortable with our aloneness, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #188 - Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. –Leonardo da Vinci              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s my car’s […]
  • Kaleidoscope #187 -   If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard. Here’s to possibilities of friendship and connection […]
  • Kaleidoscope #186 -   We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That’s what connects us–that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect. –Emilio Estevez              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 […]
  • Kaleidoscope #185 - When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you. –Stephen Richards          Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a gorgeous sunset taken outside of Mesa, Arizona in November, 2008 at my grandparents’ 50th anniversary […]
  • Kaleidoscope #184 - Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours. –Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a bush from the front of my house that has its winter […]
  • Kaleidoscope #183 -   One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #182 - I thought, briefly, that I would never feel as intensely connected to the world, to another human being, as I did at that moment. –Jojo Moyes, Me Before You    Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this blooming redbud on a lunchtime walk around the Richmond capital buildings. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #181 - I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship. –Brené Brown          Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image […]
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