from a "click and hope" photographer


“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~


mrsnesbitt said...

very profound Ruth...very profound!

I often feel I am on my own little path...........but trying to explain to others where I am going would just be so is best i toddle on....but know people are near!

dot said...

Nice quote and something we all need to remember.

dot said...

Ruth, I was looking to see if you were the one who tagged Denise for the 8 random facts but I can't find your facts. You really do have some beautiful photos and nice writing on your blogs.

Anonymous said...

hello! great quote!
While surfing in the net I discovered your profile and I also love the work of Paulo Coelho!!!! Do you know that he is launching his new book, The Witch of Portobello, through his blog
I found it out because i'm inscibed to his newsletter
it's simply wonderful!
have a nice day!

Audrey said...

Wonderful quote Ruth and the accompanying picture..One of my favourite writers too..

Sheila said...

I'd love a walk along this lane.
Great quote and an excellent reason for not envying others. Be content we what we have, it could always be worse, even though at times we would find it hard to believe.

lilymarlene said...

Very astute man!

annulla said...

Gorgeous photo and a brilliant quotation. I'll now have to go read Paulo Coelho, who has somehow escaped me until now.

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