Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one. No one exists without polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.~Suzy Kassem
“Place a beehive on my grave
And let the honey soak through.
When I’m dead and gone,
That’s what I want from you.
The streets of heaven are gold and sunny,
But I’ll stick with my plot and a pot of honey.
Place a beehive on my grave
And let the honey soak through.”
When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower ~
I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being ~Anatole France
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself ~Tecumseh
There are so many macro moments everyday that I am grateful for.
And then I am super grateful for a milestone.
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years ~ Simone Signoret
Yesterday we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in our own special way with a hike and a fantastic picnic. The weather supports us too.
The streets around the gardens and residential areas in Florence were full of the fragrance of delicate purple flowers, called Wisteria which grow in drooping clusters.
The earth laughs in flowers ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
He is naughty. Just one touch. Melts the shield I create.
There is more to life than increasing its speed~Mahatma Gandhi