Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

glowing bush

Morning glow

“Any moment can be a spiritual moment, if allowed.”
Miranda J. Barrett

I love this quote…it doesn’t matter where you are or what you are doing…being completely there can make it spiritual. Enjoy the rain, enjoy the snow, enjoy every moment of your life!

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Henrietta's Table, inspiration

Henrietta’s Pigs Have it Right!

Henrietta’s Table in Cambridge, MA…Inspiration for your Monday!

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A lovely card, made and sent to me by a friend.

Home-made card



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rusty guidepost, cable

The past is a guidepost,

Not a hitching post.

L. Thomas Holdcroft

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The topic of Ese’s challenge this week is Intangible. Hope, Life, Faith in the Future, and Creativity are all intangibles.

“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible”   Anonymous

milkweed seeds

Future Life

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” Buddha

Walkway in the Woods

Path to the Future

“Let the path be open to talent”  Napoleon Bonaparte

“The true harvest of my life is intangible — a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched”  Henry David Thoreau

Innovation Meeting Place

Ideas and Innovation

“Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.” W Clement Stone

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cat playing

If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.

Brendan Francis

If you would like to participate in Ese’s Sunday Challenge or see other examples: click here!

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A reminder on my wall:



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This week’s topic is Sea.

Tomorrow is Labor Day in the US, the unofficial end of summer. I only went to the sea once this summer…without a camera. I live too far to drive to the sea just to take photos. The parking fees are normally astronomical for this weekend, and — my last excuse –its raining. So I decided to approach the topic in a different way using images from my “shoebox.”

Gift From the Sea

Gift From the Sea

One of my favorite books is Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s “Gift from the Sea.” There are just too many fabulous quotes from this book to post here, but in keeping with the title, I was thinking about gifts from the sea, intangible gifts such as peace and serenity, and inspiration for art, music, and soul-searching.

Lindbergh says near the beginning of the book:

“…The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach — waiting for a gift from the sea.” 

art by the sea

Martha’s Vineyard, MA

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I have suddenly found myself not writing. I have suddenly found myself spending more time reading others’ blogs instead of working on my own. Is this some kind of online quicksand? Is this the trap under the leaves?

At first it was a great source of inspiration and and a great way to learn and make contact with others, and now I find it sucking my time away. How do I break free?

How do others balance reading others’ blogs with putting the time and energy into their own? Do you assign a time limit to each? Do you sit down and make sure you write your own posts before looking at others on any given day?

My friends, please advise me and drag me out of here before I sink…glub, glub…

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Where is Qville you may ask?

Hint: it is not a town on a map; it is not a Facebook App, like Farmville or Cityville. It is the place you go when you are not present in the “real” world. It might be a place you go to feel calm or comforted; a place where you say the things you don’t dare say in the “real” world.  For an artist or writer it may be a completely fictional place, created especially by you and for you with its own characters. It is the where inspiration is born. Thus, it is not one place; it is different for everyone.

As the “real” world grows harder, darker, and more threatening, it can be a place where the sun shines, money doesn’t matter, and everyone accepts you.  No, I’m not crazy…and neither are most people who go there. They just need a break from the constant marketing, competition, and pressure to be perfect.  They need a welcoming place, a quiet place to just BE, an esoteric home (the real one usually has too many undone chores). And best of all: the train to Qville is free; it just takes time, precious time.

My husband knows when I have been there when I blurt out a statement or question that seems “out of the blue.”  He’ll say, “Where did that come from?” But he knows it really originates in Qville.  He’s the one who made up the name for reasons I won’t go into here.  Suffice to say, I’ve become quite attached to it.  Attached enough to create this blog: a place for my inspirational photos, fragments, and poems.

I hope my forays to my Qville will help you find yours.

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