from a "click and hope" photographer


“Work is the meat of life,
pleasure the dessert”
~B. C. Forbes~


“Anger is like the bubbles in a can of soda.

The more you’re shaken, the more you want to let it out.

The longer you keep it in though,

the greater the size of the eventual explosion

and the flatter the drink at the end.”
~Origin Unknown~


“Some days you are the bug,
some days you are the windshield.”

~Origin Unknown~


“Once in your life, whatever he was to the world, he becomes everything to you.

When you look him in the eyes, traveling to the depths of his soul,

and you say a million things without a sound,

you know that your own life is inevitably consumed within”



“Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step;

only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.”
~Dag Hammarskjold~


“A woman's mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag; even when you get to the bottom of it, there is ALWAYS something at the bottom to surprise you!”
~Billy Connelly~


“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands,

but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”
~Maxim Gorky~


“I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it”
~Mae West~


"I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments.

The front page has nothing but man's failures."

~Earl Warren~


“Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.”
~Phyllis McGinley~


“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.”

~Susan Polis Schutz~


“The young sailor at sea was ordered to climb a mast to adjust a sail during a violent storm. He got halfway up, looked down, got dizzy and sick. An old sailor on deck shouted up to him Look up, son, look up. Young sailor looked up, regained his composure, and completed his mission."

~Moral: Look ahead, not back.”~


“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
-Aristotle Onassis-

18/03/07 (Mother's Day)

"To the world you might just be one person,

but to one person you might just be the world."

~Author Unknown~


“Life is like an onion.

You peel it off one layer at a time,

and sometimes you weep.”
-Carl Sandberg-


“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.

A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,

and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
-St. Basil-


“When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”
-Peace Pilgrim-


"To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are."


If you make yourself into a doormat,
people will wipe their feet on you”


"Biology will make you a father;
it takes love to make you a DAD"


“When you want to marry a prince you will have to kiss many frogs.”
-Dutch Proverb-


“The bee is more honored than other animals,
not because she labors,

but because she labors for others”

- Saint John Chrysostom-


“If you're alone, I'll be your shadow.

If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder.

If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow.

If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile.

But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me”



“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face.

You are able to say to yourself,

'I lived through this horror.

I can take the next thing that comes along.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt-


“A hug is the perfect gift;

one size fits all, and nobody minds if you exchange it.”



Life's really a bit of a battle for everyone
and the punctuation of happy, joyful times together
are too precious to be clouded over.


“Smile at each other,

smile at your wife,

smile at your husband,

smile at your children,

smile at each other

-- it doesn't matter who it is --

and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.”

-Mother Teresa of Calcutta-


“We cannot all do great things,

but we can do small things with great love.”

-Mother Teresa of Calcutta-


“A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes;

a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs;

an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all--
he's walking on them.”

-Leonard L. Levinson-


“Let us never negotiate out of fear.
But let us never fear to negotiate.”
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy-


“You must not lose faith in humanity.

Humanity is an ocean;

if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
- Mahatma Gandhi -

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