Kaleidoscope #841


Isn’t it mysterious to begin a new journal like this? I can run my fingers through the fresh clean pages but I cannot guess what the writing on them will be.
–Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy in Spite of Herself
 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely white bloom outside of a restaurant in Bon Air, VA.  No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

 

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Kaleidoscope #840


The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake.
― George R.R. Martin

 

 

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Kaleidoscope #838


Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.
― Madeleine L’Engle

 

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Kaleidoscope #837


The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
― Gustave Flaubert

 

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Kaleidoscope #836


Blessed are the weird people:
poets, misfits, writers
mystics, painters, troubadours
for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.
― Jacob Nordby, Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to live your best life now

 

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Kaleidoscope #834


…what I enjoy in a narrative is not directly its content or even its structure, but rather the abrasions I impose upon the fine surface: I read on, I skip, I look up, I dip in again. Which has nothing to do with the deep laceration the text of bliss inflicts upon language itself, and not upon the simple temporality of its reading.
― Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text

 

 

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Kaleidoscope #833


If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
― Toni Morrison

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I stumbled across these bizarre flowers while taking a walk around my hotel on a July trip to Shawsville, VA to visit family. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #832


I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this vibrant bush outside of a restaurant in Bon Air, VA.  No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

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