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

 

 

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 #961


Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes.
Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more.
You’re doing just fine.
― Charlotte Eriksson, You’re Doing Just Fine

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #960


People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were too scared of being alone.
― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

 

 

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. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #959


There is a primal reassurance in being touched, in knowing that someone else, someone close to you, wants to be touching you. There is a bone-deep security that goes with the brush of a human hand, a silent, reflex-level affirmation that someone is near, that someone cares.
― Jim Butcher, White Night

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. These sweet roses were a gift for my birthday last year. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #958


I held her close to me with my eyes closed, wondering if anything in my life had ever been this perfect and knowing at the same time that it hadn’t. I was in love, and the feeling was even more wonderful than I ever imagined it could be.
― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

 

 

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, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

  

 

Kaleidoscope #956


When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
― Helen Keller

 

 

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 #955


A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
― Dinah Maria Craik

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #954


If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.
― Nicholas Sparks

 

 Below is the original photo used to create this image. Caught these shrouded trees on misty morning as I was heading out to work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #953


I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This dramatic sky and view of downtown Richmond, VA near 3rd and East Main Street was captured on my way home from work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.