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Anna, 21. I often find art in a storm cloud, in carved wood, in a smile, and final resting places. This world is a kaleidoscope of beauty. Fall in love with its greatness.
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  • “ Eventually he began to see that light was what he photographed, not objects. The objects merely were the vehicles for reflecting the light. If the light was good, you could always find something to photograph. ”

    —     Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County

    “ Music is like creating an emotional painting. The sounds are the colors. ”

    —     Yanni, pianist

    “ Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, The bee’s collected treasures sweet, Sweet music’s melting fall, but sweeter yet: The still small voice of gratitude. ”

    —     Thomas Gray, English poet

    “ There is in every person an inner altar that has a guardian angel standing over it. This is the center of your consent, your connecting link to the eternal. ”

    —     Howard Thurman

    “ You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. ”

    —     The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran

    “ Among the hills, when you sit in the cool shade of the white poplars, sharing the peace and serenity of distant fields and meadows - then let your heart say in silence, ‘God rests in reason.’ And when the storm comes, and the mighty wind shakes the forest, and thunder and lightning proclaim the majesty of the sky, - then let your heart say in awe, ‘God moves in passion.’ And since you are a breath in God’s sphere, and a leaf in God’s forest, you too should rest in reason and move in passion. ”

    —    The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran

    “ The sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the universe to do. ”

    —     Galileo Galilei

    “ Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. ”

    —     Bill Cosby

    “ There are many diamonds in the world and if you lose your favorite, you can work hard, earn a lot of money and get another one to replace it. But the moments of your life aren’t like that. Once they’re gone, they’ll never return. Each and every one is the most precious thing in existence. You can never meaningfully compare one moment with any other. You can never meaningfully compare your life with anyone else’s. No matter how rich someone else may be, no matter how happy they look, no matter how enlightened they seem, they can never be you. Never, ever, ever. Only you can live your life. ”

    —      Brad Warner, Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth about Reality

    “ The way I see it, you have two choices: You can live a lie and hate your life. Or you can live your truth and occasionally feel insecure about it. The more you let that freedom flag fly, the more comfortable you’ll feel in your own skin. Being uniquely you is truly your one obligation on the planet. ”

    —     Jillian Michaels
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