Category Archives: Quotations

Flowers, Always

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Henri Matisse

 

 

Matthaei Gardens, Michigan

 

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The Elusive Summer Solstice

“Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it.”
–Daisy, in Great Gatsby

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

A Summer Medley of Light and Shadow

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

The early evening medley of light, shadow, and reflection plays at a nearby lake.  Summer has haltingly arrived in my corner of the Great Lakes state.

Night, the Beloved

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.

Antoine Saint Exupery

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Sunday Solzhenitsyn: Inside Every Heart

If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn