“And so you haunt me. Always with me, you are the invisible diner at our table, the constant presence that trails me as I go about my daily routine…. In the darkness of a closed-lidded world, you are alive and vital, unchanging, mine. You are the ghost of everything that once was lovely… a shadow casts its majesty over everything that remains…”
~Samantha Bruce-Benjamin, The Art of Devotion
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“To be totally honest, I don’t know who I am. And I don’t think people ever will know who they are. We have to be humble enough to learn to live with this mysterious question. Who am I? I am a mystery to myself. I am someone who is in this pilgrimage from the moment that I was born to the day to come that I’m going to die. So, what I have to do is to honor this pilgrimage through life. And so I am this pilgrim who’s constantly amazed by this journey.”
— Paulo Coehlo, from “The Alchemy of Pilgrimage”
Not my photo….not my words…But I like them just same.
“Beauty is that Medusa’s head which men go armed to seek and sever. It is most deadly when most dead, And dead will stare and sting forever.”
– Archibald MacLeish, “Beauty”
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One of my favorites is branching off to begin on its own. “Words For the Weekend”.
“From the cab stepped a tall old man. Black raincoat and hat and a battered valise. He paid the driver, then turned and stood motionless, staring at the house. The cab pulled away and rounded the corner of Thirty-sixty Street. Kinderman quickly pulled out to follow. As he turned the corner, he noticed that the tall old man hadn’t moved but was standing under the streetlight glow, in mist, like a melancholy traveler frozen in time.”
The Exorcist (the novel not the flick)
Author-William Peter Blatty
1.giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.
“there were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead”
synonyms: threatening, menacing, baleful, forbidding, sinister, inauspicious, unpropitious, unfavorable, unpromising
“The Symbol of all Art is the Prism. The goal is destructive. To break up the white light of objective realism into the secret glories it contains.”
― E.E. Cummings
In between the brightest white
And the darkest black
Lie the shades of the prism
Bending the light
Shaping the dark
Coloring our world
Between the sun of day
And the moons of night.
Every once in a while, there is a fleeting moment in time when everything is still……then I realize that I have a lot of crap to do and I cant just stand here and do nothing.–Me
For more entries to the challenge hit the word “fleeting” in the awesome quote above.