Closeness

“There will come a day when you find someone who makes your burdens lighter.  The person who takes all your concerns, pressures, and heartaches and makes them somehow smaller and more insignificant.  They make you feel happier and more hopeful, encouraged.  Hold onto that person — that is a true and worthy love.”

**Anonymous

Cutting Emerald Stones

“The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.”

by William Penn

From the Darkest Depths Come the Most Exotic Flowers

lily

“Great people will always be mocked by those who feel smaller than them. A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker. Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud,
it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.”

**Suzy Kassem

Happy New Year’s Everyone!

“Life goes by so very fast, my dears, and taking the time to reflect, even once a year, slows things down. We zoom past so many seconds, minutes, hours, killing them with the frantic way we live that it’s important we take at least this one collective sigh and stop, take stock, and acknowledge our place in time before diving back into the melee. Midnight on New Year’s Eve is a unique kind of magic where, just for a moment, the past and the future exist at once in the present. Whether we’re aware of it or not, as we countdown together to it, we’re sharing the burden of our history and committing to the promise of tomorrow.” ~ Hillary DePiano

Good Luck on Final Exams!

Mixed Signals

Highs and the lows
Ups and the downs.
Feels like fate’s spinning us round and around.
Back and then forth
Good mixed with bad.
Nothings the same, till it feels like we’re mad.
Kissing and fightin’
Kissing and fightin’
Hoping and Dying and Loving’ and Cryin’.
Forcing each win.
Demanding our share.
World dragging us down, we get up on a dare.
Not Looking Back
Not Giving Ground
Living the dream, eking every last pound.
Kissing and fightin’
Kissing and fightin’
Hoping and Dying and Lovin’ and Cryin’.

Wanting and Being Wanted

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

**Robert Frost