I can see the orange haze on the horizon as the morning exhales a yawn, and seems to be ready to rise. ~Jeb Dickerson
Good morning: my back hurts, the bills need paying, the house needs cleaning, the laundry needs to be done, the shopping needs to be dealt with…and then there is the yoga that you’d like to do, the blog post that needs finishing, the discussions to be had with your biz partner that lives all the way over in London town, your family that wants to talk to you in Sweden and your friends in LA that wanna chill by the pool (and all these people are on different times at the same time…and you wonder why I’m dizzy???)…and the list continues on. I woke up with a start thinking I need to pay my health insurance that expires today before I some how end up with a 3,000 dollar bill if I happen to fall over in yoga…not that I normally fall over in yoga, but you know US health bills… Point being – shit needs to be done and oh ahhh ooohhh…it’s such hard work, it’s so irritating, it’s so….
I’ll tell you how the sun rose a ribbon at a time. ~Emily Dickinson
Stop. Breathe. This is my life. THIS IS MY LIFE. How I tackle things, how much fun I have, is all up to me. I still remember how scared I was this summer when I had cell changes. I still remember how I’d love to keep eating blueberries and bask in the sunshine for many, many more years to come. I also remember how angry I got when people complained about getting old. COMPLAINED! Hello! You just got yet another year to live – congratulations. Never mind the wrinkles, you get to LIVE!!!You get to indulge in life.
Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star. ~Lucy Maud Montgomery
If you have ever walked across a moonlit field at night, the dew reflecting the moonlight, making the field sparkle in a magical white mist… If you have ever awoken to sit atop a hill watching the sun rise above the city, feeling the energy of a new day dawning… If you have ever looked up at a star sprinkled night sky and marveled at the sight of hundreds of thousands little white lights… If you have ever bit into your favorite cake, read your favorite author, watched a play that made you laugh or a film that touched your heart, run down a hill in summer time – the wind in your hair and sun streaks painting your face red with excitement, dug your toes into the moist sand as the waves hit the beach front, laughed till you cried or heard the sound of others laughing, played in the snow, eaten chocolate covered strawberries whilst drinking champagne, gone skinny dipping at night time and snorkeling during the day… Everywhere you go there will be the curious beauty of night and the freshness of dawn…there will be laughter and children playing…there will be food and there will be wine…there will be games to play and sweets to eat…if you have lived, you are likely to have experienced some of life’s little pleasures…
The stars are the street lights of eternity. ~Author Unknown
How do you greet a new morning? How do you indulge in your day? How do you play with the evening? How do you welcome the night?
It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by meditating under the solemnity of the night sky… a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe. ~Victor Hugo
You are an artist and life is your canvas. Life is always there so long as you live. What you do every moment is up to you. Whether you eat at McDonalds or you cook a gourmet meal… I’m not saying shit doesn’t happen, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are billions of people on this Earth and some that are very nice and would have a great time with you if you just let them. It doesn’t change the fact that the moon and the stars will continue to sparkle. It doesn’t change the fact that chocolate will keep tasting like chocolate.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. ~ Oscar Wilde
Easter can pass you by or Easter can be celebrated…you can make an egg painted in beautiful images, or covered with funny stories…you can fill it with candy or you can fill it with naughtiness…you can fill it with treasures or you can fill it with playfulness… You can rise on Sunday and roll out of bed, poor yourself a cup of coffee, or you can jump out of bed and make breakfast for someone you love or bring a basket of food for someone you like. You can live in a house or create a castle. You can watch TV tonight or you can go for a moonlit stroll…I am an artist and life is my canvas…I can make magic, the magic of my life.
I can resist everything but temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde
So what tempts you? So long as life is in front of you in every given moment you can have an orgasm of the senses…oh ahhh ooohhh…
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman