Kaleidoscope #880


To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
― e.e. cummings

 

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Kaleidoscope #878


The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
― 
Steve MaraboliUnapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience 

 

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Kaleidoscope #877


Knowing others is intelligence; 
knowing yourself is true wisdom. 
Mastering others is strength 
mastering yourself is true power. 
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. A lovely winter sky, taken from my own driveway one bright morning. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #876


The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche  

 

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Kaleidoscope #875


The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
― Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This dramatic sky was captured on my way home from work in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.