from a "click and hope" photographer


“Mock not the fallen,
for slippery is the road ahead of you.”
~Russian Proverb~


“The darkest hour has only 60 minutes.”
~Morris Mandel~


“The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation;
it is understanding.”
~Winifred Holtby~


“I think there's a little child in all of us
and we all to often forget to let the child out to play.”
~Donna A. Favors~


“You can't tell how deep a puddle is until you step into it”



“Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions,

everyone but a school bus driver.”
~Dr. Laurence J. Peter~


“Live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.”
~Will Rogers~


“Sometimes you have to put your foot down to get a leg up.”
~David Weinbaum~


“I hate banks.

They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves.

They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble.”
~Earl Warren~


“As irrigators lead water where they want,
as archers make their arrows straight,
as carpenters carve wood,
the wise shape their minds.”



“Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.”



“Explanation separates us from astonishment,

which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.”

~Eugene Ionesco~


“Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself,
and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.”
~Peter Mere Latham~


A father is neither an anchor to hold us back ,
Nor a sail to take us there,
But a guiding light whose love shows us the way


“We can never judge the lives of others,

because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation.

It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path,

but it's another to think that yours is the only path.”
~Paulo Coelho~


“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.

Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways,

and they're still beautiful.”
~Alice Walker~


“Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.”
~Chinese Proverb~


“Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own”
~Adam Lindsay Gordon~


This one's especially for Mrs Nesbitt after her comment on yesterday's post ...LOL

“The advantages of whiskey over dogs are legion.
Whiskey does not need to be periodically wormed,
it does not need to be fed, it never requires a special kennel,
it has no toenails to be clipped or coat to be stripped.
Whiskey sits quietly in its special nook until you want it.
True, whiskey has a nasty habit of running out, but then so does a dog.”
~W. C. Fields~


“By three methods we may learn wisdom:
first, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.”


"People are like stained glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
~Elisabeth Kubler Ross~


“People who bite the hand that feeds them
usually lick the boot that kicks them.”
~Eric Hoffer~


“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that you are slightly cracked”
~Bernard Meltzer~


“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.”
~Thomas Kempis~


“If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow,

we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.

We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created,

not just as it looked when we got through with it.”
~Lyndon B. Johnson~


“Men are simple things.
They can survive a whole weekend with only three things:
beer, boxer shorts and batteries for the remote control..”
~Diana Jordan~


“The trappings of lifestyle are often that;
~Thomas Leonard~


“We may have different religions, different languages,
different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.”
~Kofi Annan~


“A baby will make love stronger,

days shorter, nights longer,

bankroll smaller, home happier,

clothes shabbier, the past forgotten,

and the future worth living for”



“Love is like wildflowers;

It's often found in the most unlikely places.”


Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche