Carol & Eddie, NYC, 2002
There are souls in this world who
have the gift of finding joy everywhere
and leaving it behind them when they go.
Joy in looking and comprehending
is nature’s most beautiful gift.
Whoever is happy will make others happy.
Steve and Bella, Canyon Road
Happiness . . . .
not in another place,
not for another hour,
but this hour.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come
as a result of getting something we don’t have,
but rather recognizing and appreciating
what we do have.
We meet ourselves time and again
in a thousand disguises
on the path of life.
My sister (on the right) sent me these photos, that she got from her daughter, Jessica (the baby), which she got from her Dad, Dan (on the left). That’s me in the middle. Going through old photos is like going down memory lane where we get to see the many disguises we’ve worn in our lives. Isn’t it fun?
Maybe the journey isn’t so much about
becoming anything. Maybe it’s about
un-becoming everything that isn’t
really you so you can become
who you were meant to be
in the first place.
Everyone should carefully observe which way
his heart draws him, and then choose that way
with all his strength.
Look at every path closely and deliberately,
then ask ourselves this crucial question:
Does this path have a heart?
If it does, then the path is good.
If it doesn’t, it is of no use.
A man of knowledge chooses a path with heart
and follows it and then rejoices and laughs
and then he sees and knows.
Follow your heart today and everyday.
You can not help but learn more
as you take the world into your hands.
Take it up reverently
for it is an old piece of clay,
with millions of thumb prints on it.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, NM
Gratitude bestows reverence,
allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies,
those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever
how we experience life and the world.
Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu,NM
Plaza Blanca, or The White Place is a white limestone rock formation located in the Chama River Valley a few miles east of Abiquiu, New Mexico. It is where Georgia O’Keeffe painted a number of her well-known works of art.