"Looking outward to the blackness of space, sprinkled with the glory of a universe of lights, I saw majesty—but no welcome. Below was a welcoming planet. There, contained in the thin, moving, incredibly fragile shell of the biosphere is everything that is dear to you, all the human drama and comedy. That's where life is; that's were all the good stuff is." — Loren Acton, Physicist and Space Shuttle Astronaut We don't need to fly into space to see the beauty of our Earthscape. We need only to open our eyes and really look to see and celebrate the wondrous beauty that surrounds us every day.
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." Jacques Cousteau Throughout history, mankind has found the sea to be a source of inspiration, peace, reflection, tranquility. The wonder of our waterways never ceases to fill our hearts with awe and amazement.
For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins. Melissa James With gravity keeping our feet firmly on the ground, flying across the fields on the back of a horse, is truly a gift of freedom to be celebrated.
"In riding a horse, we borrow freedom."– Helen Thompson In this modern age of cold steel and overabundance of technology, time spent with a horse reminds one of the precious beauty and power of life, not to be taken lightly, but to be treasured.
I’ve always been a worrier. As a first born with an over developed sense of responsibility AND an overactive, creative mind, my worries have led my imagination on a rollercoaster of “what ifs” that 99% of the time have never […]
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” —Gilbert K. Chesterton This weekend our home was transformed into a venue for our 6th Annual Artisan’s Holiday Open House. The […]
"Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand." Henry David Thoreau To celebrate the unique beauty of each snowflake is a gentle reminder to celebrate our own individuality . Especially today in a world that too often focuses on the blizzard of conformity and not on the incredible miracle of each human life.
Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.William Hamilton Gibson Each snowflake is unique, it's life span a blink of an eye, yet while it exists it shimmers with a sparkling light...a gem of priceless wonder.
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude .”Harry S. Truman When I am looking for inspiration for my writing, the topic is […]