Kaleidoscope #614


Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.
― William Faulkner, The Wild Palms

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found a great moss and lichen bespeckled brick wall on an afternoon walk near Forest Hill Park, in Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #613


Sometimes we can choose the paths we follow. Sometimes our choices are made for us. And sometimes we have no choice at all.
― Neil Gaiman, Season of Mists

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. My front yard is only good for growing two things, mushrooms and moss… At least it’s green! No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #612


If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.
― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Kaleidoscope #611


I guess that’s what saying good-bye is always like–like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you’re in the air, there’s nothing you can do but let go.
― Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Kaleidoscope #610


We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
― Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

 

 

 

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.

 

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Kaleidoscope #609


Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

 

 

 

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 lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

 

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Kaleidoscope #608


You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

 

 

 

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 favorite, so Mom, these flower-box kaleidoscopes are for you! No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.


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Kaleidoscope #607


But I truly believe that the only way you can find out that there’s something better out there is to first believe there’s something better out there. What other choice is there?
― Greg Behrendt, He’s Just Not That Into You

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. My front yard is only good for growing two things, mushrooms and moss… At least it’s green! No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #606


In the space between yes and no, there’s a lifetime. It’s the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind; it’s the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are; it’s the legroom for the lies you’ll tell yourself in the future.
― Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found a great moss and lichen bespeckled brick wall on an afternoon walk near Forest Hill Park, in Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.