For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life – the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.
Photo Challenge: Awakening
Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate-we can not consecrate-we can not hallow-this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
Abraham Lincoln, speaking at the National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November, 1863
Then she brings you on her wavelength
And she lets a river answer that you have always been her lover.
RIP, Leonard Cohen, Suzanne
Matthaei Gardens, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sturgeon River, Michigan
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
A quote that now holds great personal meaning for me, as James suggests we choose not to respond to most negativity, either in our present or stored in the attic of the past.
(suggested by a lovely post on “Let it come from your heart”)