Monday, January 9, 2017

Intrinsic


in·trin·sic
(adj.) : belonging to the essential nature of a thing : occurring as a natural part of something.

"Take your broken heart, turn it into art."
{Carrie Fisher}

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Earth Delights




And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. 
{Kahlil Gibran}

Thursday, December 29, 2016

She Walks In Beauty



I.
She walks in beauty, like the night
   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
   Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
   Which heaven to gaudy day denies.


II.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
   Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
   How pure, how dear their dwelling place
.

III.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
   So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
   But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
   A heart whose love is innocent!


Lord Byron, 1814

  




Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Soul









Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
{Paramahansa Yogananda}

Saturday, December 24, 2016

St. Andrew Novena


Hail and blessed be the hour and moment
in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary,
at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold.
In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God!
to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ,
and of His Blessed Mother.

Amen.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Power Lines











trek

(v.) : to travel by walking through an area with many mountains, rivers, etc., for pleasure and adventure
: to go on a long and often difficult journey