Kaleidoscope #1013


Memories were fine but you couldn’t touch them, smell them or hold them. They were never exactly as the moment was, and they faded with time.
― Cecelia Ahern

 

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 #1012


I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a view out my living room window. The diffuse light on this fresh spring foliage made the room glow and it caught my eye. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1011


The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you’ve never felt anything when someone’s kissed you, then no one’s ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan on kissing you.
Colleen Hoover, Hopeless  

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1010


Touch has a memory.
John Keats

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovelies were found along his delivery route. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from his smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1009


It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.
― Marilyn Monroe 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a view out my living room window. The diffuse light on this fresh spring foliage made the room glow and it caught my eye. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1008


The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.
Stanley Kunitz 

 

 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. I like how rain brings out the color and richness of stone and my camera picked up some of my window screen adding a geometric texture. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1007


We the mortals touch the metals, 
the wind, the ocean shores, the stones, 
knowing they will go on, inert or burning, 
and I was discovering, naming all these things: 
it was my destiny to love and say goodbye. 
Pablo Neruda, Still Another Day 

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

 

Kaleidoscope #1006


There is an odd synchronicity in the way parallel lives veer to touch one another, change direction, and then come close again and again until they connect and hold for whatever it was that fate intended to happen.
Ann Rule 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a view out my living room window. The diffuse light on this fresh spring foliage made the room glow and it caught my eye. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1005


Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.
Ray Bradbury

 

 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. I like how rain brings out the color and richness of stone and my camera picked up some of my window screen adding a geometric texture. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1004


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  

 

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.