A life without delight is only half a life.

17362918_1332468776841118_6240688749373279023_n

“Beauty does not linger; it only visits.
Yet beauty’s visitation affects us and invites us into its rhythm;
it calls us to feel, think and act beautifully in the world:
to create and live a life that awakens the Beautiful.
A life without delight is only half a life.”

~ John O’Donohue

 

 

 

 

 

Text & image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees https://web.facebook.com/allaboutthebirdsandthebeestheflowersandthetrees/

. . . we often take for granted the beauty of this world

17264837_1327857140635615_3385935012341593498_n

“The more often we see the things around us
even the beautiful and wonderful things
the more they become invisible to us.
That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world:
the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds
even those we love.
Because we see things so often
we see them less and less.”

~ Joseph B. Wirthlin ~

 

 

 

 

 

photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/people/ginnerobot/
Text & image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees https://web.facebook.com/allaboutthebirdsandthebeestheflowersandthetrees/

#Symbolism . . . the crane!

17425894_10154485431432076_888627587120944724_n

“Throughout Asia, the crane is a symbol of happiness and eternal youth.
In Japan, the crane is one of the mystical or holy creatures
and symbolizes good fortune and longevity
because of its fabled life span of a thousand years.

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful art by Karl Bang
Text & image source: GODDESS CENTRAL https://web.facebook.com/goddesscentral/

. . . unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

17424952_1326506427428686_3957799008090623375_n

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound
to the starless midnight of racism and war
that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood
can never become a reality…
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

~ Image by Micaela M. Bayon
Text & image source: The Garden Of Pensiveness https://web.facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Pensiveness-367268523352486/