“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
– Brian Jacques
Photography art – Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant’s woman
“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.”
– André Malraux
Photography art – André Kertész, Chartier Restaurant, Latin quarter, Paris, 1934
“Andersen’s life was a tragic one in many ways; and yet, like a character from one of his own tales, he had the gift of turning straw into gold: transforming the sorrows and joys of his life’s journey into stories we still love…”
From Terri Windling, “Hans Christian Andersen, Father of the Modern Fairytale.”
Art – Hans Christian Andersen’s Dreams by Anne and Janet Grahame Johnstone
“The ‘kingdom of heaven’ is not something lying ‘above the earth’ or coming ‘after death’. It does not have a yesterday or a day after tomorrow, and it will not arrive in a ‘thousand years’. It is an experience of the heart. It is everywhere and it is nowhere.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Art by Julius Sergius von Clever.
“Between our two lives
there is also the life of
the cherry blossom.”
– Matsuo Bashō, 1644-1694
Art by William John Hennessy.
“Do you need a prod? Do you need a little darkness to get you going?”
– Mary Oliver on the Measure of a Life Well Lived and How to Maximize Our Aliveness by brainpickings.org:
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“He was a dream, as all works of art are. All works of art are the physical manifestation of a desire, a hope, and you can’t hope for something more beautiful and entertaining and nice than Cary Grant.” – Katharine Hepburn on Cary Grant
Happy Birthday, Mr. Grant.
Because I am worth so much more – Sarah Doughty
From Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, available on Amazon
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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
― Helen Keller
Art by James Tissot.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
– Mary Oliver, from The Summer Day
Sow your wild oats?
Build a castle with every moment you’ve got love in your heart?
Feel and dream in colours?
Drink coffee in the morning and hang fairy lights in the evening?
Sow kindness in barren cruel soil?
Decorate the moon room?
– Iulia Halatz
Art – Brad Kunkle – The moon room.