Kaleidoscope #283

The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms.
― Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Kaleidoscope #282

You are my sunlight in the dark and the ground beneath my feet.
― Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

 

 

 

 

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

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Kaleidoscope #281

I want something else. I’m not even sure what to call it anymore except I know it feels roomy and it’s drenched in sunlight and it’s weightless and I know it’s not cheap. Probably not even real.
― Mark Z. Danielewski 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 #279

Lovers alone wear sunlight.
― E.E. Cummings

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and unusual flower 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 #277

I am never alone wherever I am. The air itself supplies me with a century of love. When I breathe in, I am breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, joys, moments, and the hues of the sunlight on many tones of skin; I am breathing in the same air that was exhaled by many before me. The air that bore them life. And so how can I ever say that I am alone?
― C. JoyBell C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 smart phone.

 

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Kaleidoscope #276


The sun sliced through the windshield, sealing me in light. I closed my eyes and felt the warmth on my eyelids. Sunlight traveled a long distance to reach this planet; an infinitesimal portion of that sunlight was enough to warm my eyelids. I was moved. That something as insignificant as an eyelid had its place in the workings on the universe, that the cosmic order did not overlook this momentary fact.
― Haruki Murakami

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 #275

And even if they don’t find what they’re looking for, isn’t it enough to be out walking together in the sunlight?
― Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins 

 

 

 

 

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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