Tag Archive | relationship

#WeirdTuesday . . . . May I not marry my daughter then?

“And when she was 15, the King looked upon her and seeing that
she was very like his late Queen, said: ’May I not marry my daughter, then? ‘
The courtiers were shocked and said ‘Out of so great a sin no good can come.’
And so the Princess, wearing a cloak made of many furs, stole secretly into the night…”

From “Catskin,” collected by the Brothers Grimm.

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, 1918.
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#SoftTuesday . . . .If you smile at me

If you smile at me 
I will understand
cause that is something
everybody everywhere does
in the same language.

~ David Crosby

Text & image source: Contemplative Monk

. . . . but let’s be honest.

“You don’t need another human being to make your life complete,
but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone
who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks
to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.”

~ Emery Allen 

Art © Albena Vatcheva
Text & image source: Rivers in the Ocean

#SoftTuesday . . .Nostalgia

“My people have married me
In a far corner of Earth.
Sent me away to a strange land
To the King of the Wu-Sun.
A tent is my house,
The walls of felt.
Always thinking of my country.
Would that I were a yellow stork
And could fly back home.”

Poem “The Lament of Xi Chun,” (A princess that lived around 110 BCE. Painting by Zhao Guojing and Wang Meifang.

Text & image source: Edmund Dulac https://www.facebook.com/Oct2282/

#WorldofSymbolism . . . . Handfasting




Handfasting is an ancient Celtic marriage ceremony
where the betrothed tie a ribbon around their wrists
in a show of eternal love





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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.




“Come along inside…
We’ll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place…”

~ The Wind in the Willows by Chris Dunn






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No matter how traumatic the end of a relationship may be,…




“No matter how traumatic the end of a relationship may be, the good always
outweighs the bad. If you learned in this relationship what not to do in the
next, you are better for it. If you learned one new thing about yourself or
another person, you know more than you did when you started.”

~ Iyanla Vanzant





Text & image credit: Iyanla Vanzant https://www.facebook.com/DrIyanlaVanzant/

The healing of our present woundedness . . .




“The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming
the capacity we have to heal each other, the enormous power in the simplest of
human relationships: the strength of a touch, the blessing of forgiveness, the
grace of someone else taking you just as you are and finding in you an
unsuspected goodness. Everyone alive has suffered. It is the wisdom gained from
our wounds and from our own experiences of suffering that makes us able to heal.
Becoming expert has turned out to be less important than remembering and
trusting the wholeness in myself and everyone else. Expertise cures, but wounded
people can best be healed by other wounded people. Only other wounded people can
understand what is needed, for the healing of suffering is compassion, not

~ Rachel Naomi Remen






Art by Lucy Campbell
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#HappyFathersDay . . . he believed in me.




“My father gave me the greatest gift
anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.”

– Jim Valvano






Text & image source: Cynthia Davies https://web.facebook.com/cynthiadavies1976

#One-linerWednesday . . . Give the gift of your absence




Give the gift of your absence to those
who do not appreciate your presence.






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