This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
John Muir (1838 – 1914) naturalist, writer, engineer
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) poet, novelist, dramatist
The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.Doris Kearns Goodwin (b. 1943) biographer & historian
Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899) reformer, freethinker & orator
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Jung (1875-1961) psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology
I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no judgment. I think talent is like that. I believe every person is born with talent.
Maya Angelou (b. 1928) poet, activist, author
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Anne Frank (1929-1945) writer & wise childcontinuing tuesday's celebration of bruce
notes on photos:
- cleveland at sunrise as seen from edgewater park, june 2010
- eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly on purple coneflower (aka echinacea purpurea) annandale, virginia, july 2010
- group portrait - 28th annual cleveland irish cultural festival. can you identify which shadow is mine?
- I had to find some reason to post this pic of my friend dan and his cool t-shirt - not to mention, dan's smile is guaranteed to lighten anyone's heart!
- among other things, the national museum of the american indian - is an architectural celebration of native american culture. for example the building reflects the importance of the sun which is the main symbol of life for many native people. light enters the roof of the main dome of the museum through an opening which represents the smoke hole of many traditional dwellings; the building also traces the path of the sun throughout the year with a glass prism window that faces directly south. the prism projects the colors of light into the museum. it is quite fun to see what playfulness these colors of light play on objects and people. washington dc, may 2007
- light clouds sometimes bring heavy rain - august 2009
- we can definitely see this bike coming! cleveland, july 2010
- library at p & t's home, hastings-on-hudson, october 2009
- sunset over lake erie, august 2009