Kaleidoscope #213

Relax. You are beautiful, and everyone wants some of that beauty.
–Julie Metz, Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this container of pansies on a lunchtime walk around downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera. And it’s even a little blurry…

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Kaleidoscope #212


You’re spending your life without renewing it. You’ve got to be amused, properly healthily amused. You’re spending your vitality without making any. Can’t go on you know. Depression! Avoid depression!
–D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover
 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this blooming redbud on a lunchtime walk around the Richmond capital buildings. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera. I like how the background came out a little blurry…

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Kaleidoscope #211

Happiness comes in many forms — in the company of good friends, in the feeling you get when you make someone else’s dream come true, or in the promise of hope renewed. It’s okay to let yourself be happy because you never know how fleeting that happiness might be.
–Lucas Scott 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a glass sun-catcher that hangs in my office window. Taken on an bright morning with no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

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Kaleidoscope #210

 It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
–Robert Louis Stevenson 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lichen and moss covered tree trunk and exposed roots from my backyard. Taken on an overcast day with no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

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Kaleidoscope #209

Accustom yourself to look first to the dreadful consequences of failure; then fix your eye on the glorious prize which is before you; and when your strength begins to fail, and your spirits are well nigh exhausted, let the animating view rekindle your resolution, and call forth in renewed vigour the fainting energies of your soul.
–William Wilberforce 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #208

Some people think they have discernment when actually they are just suspicious.
Suspicion comes out of the unrenewed mind; discernment comes out of the renewed spirit.
–Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind 

 

 

 

 

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Kaleidoscope #207

As Aristotle said, ‘Excellence is a habit.’ I would say furthermore that excellence is made constant through the feeling that comes right after one has completed a work which he himself finds undeniably awe-inspiring. He only wants to relax until he’s ready to renew such a feeling all over again because to him, all else has become absolutely trivial.
Criss Jami, Killosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s water flowing along the sidewalk into a storm drain. This was taken in 2016 on a bright fall afternoon, no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera.

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Kaleidoscope #206


Fear no more, says the heart, committing its burden to some sea, which sighs collectively for all sorrows, and renews, begins, collects, lets fall.
–Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this blooming redbud on a lunchtime walk around the Richmond capital buildings. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera. I like how the background came out a little blurry…

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Kaleidoscope #205

Fear no more, says the heart, committing its burden to some sea, which sighs collectively for all sorrows, and renews, begins, collects, lets fall.
–Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. A simple snap from my Kodak Share camera.

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Kaleidoscope #204

Renew thyself completely each day.
–Henry David Thoreau 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this container of pansies on a lunchtime walk around downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera. And it’s even a little blurry…

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