All About Passions


I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live.
-- Vita Sackville-West


Not wasted...

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


A wonderful life...

Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.
-- Oscar Wilde



Brushing the clouds away from my eyes, I see clarity in the raindrop and beauty in the first ray of morning sun. Life is strange and wondrous.
-- Virginia Alison



Oh, love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.
-- Hermann Hesse


Simply be...

Amid a world of noisy, shallow actors it is noble to stand aside and say, “I will simply be”.
-- Henry David Thoreau




“Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”

~ Walker Evans



A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
-- Luis Barragan



Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
-- Rumi


My mind...

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” 

~Anaïs Nin


Life is good...


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” 

~Marcel Proust