In your hands…


“In your hands…
The dog, the donkey, surely they know
They are alive.
Who would argue otherwise?

But now, after years of consideration,
I am getting beyond that.
What about the sunflowers? What about
The tulips, and the pines?

Listen, all you have to do is start and
There’ll be no stopping.
What about mountains? What about water
Slipping over rocks?

And speaking of stones, what about
The little ones you can
Hold in your hands, their heartbeats
So secret, so hidden it may take years

Before, finally, you hear them?”

~ Mary Oliver







Artist~Josephine Wall
Text & image source: Moonlight Serenade

This is what one thirsts for, I realize,


“This is what one thirsts for, I realize,
after the smallness of the day, of work,
of details, of intimacy – even of communication,
one thirsts for the magnitude and universality
of a night full of stars, pouring into one like a fresh tide.”

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Gift from the Sea)





Enigma(Italy) by Antonello Carta Fotografo
Text & image source: Moonlight Serenade

It is our misfortune that for most of us,


“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful,
full of wonder and excitement.
It is our misfortune that for most of us,
that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct
for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring,
is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.”

~Rachel Carson





Artist~Sandra Bierman
Text & image source: Moonlight Serenade

In the same way that we feed our bodies


“In the same way that we feed our bodies three times a day,
we should feed our spirit.
Just as we would never consider running our car without gas,
we should not consider running our lives
without the power of the Divine.”

~ Iyanla Vanzant




Text & image credit: Iyanla Vanzant

. . . everybody can be great


“Not everybody can be famous
but everybody can be great
because greatness is determined by service…
You only need a heart full of grace
and a soul generated by love.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.






photo credit: ST fotó
Text & image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees

Religion draws lines . . .


“Religion draws lines,
spirituality reads between them.”

~ Brian Woodcock





Text & image source: & Earthschool Harmony

Re-invent yourself every day.


“There is no statute of limitations on starting over.
Re-invent yourself every day.
Be the girl who walks barefoot and listens to the blues.
Tomorrow, wear a trench coat and speak fierce truths.
Be a phoenix. Be ashes. Burn down. Resurrect.
Let go of the idea that you must always be who you have always been.”

— Coalsuns




Art by Jennifer Yoswa
Text & image source: Rivers in the Ocean