Senator Kelly Ayotte ignored New Hampshire residents when she voted against background checks.

With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, ‘Studs, you’re an optimist.’ I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what’s the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.

Studs Terkel

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

… their lives were full of quiet drama, full of vague yet thrilling signs that life was not as the common run supposed it to be; they were among those… who watch life as though it were a great drab curtain which they are sure is always about to rise on some terrific and exquisite spectacle, and though it never did quite rise, they were patient, and noted excitedly every small movement of it as the actors took their places, strained to hear the unimaginable setting being shifted.”
John Crowley, Little, Big

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they are happy…..

Anton Chekhov

bluenoseyachts asked: BTW - nice work !

Thanks very much.  Shoot Nikon and old Kodak Professional. btw - that Bordeaux is one beautiful boat.

I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore…

I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

William Butler Yeats

No sound is dissonant which tells of life. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  ‘This Lime- Tree Bower my Prison’.

You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.” - Jorge Luis Borges

Water Lilies is an extension of my life. Without the water, the lilies cannot live, as I am without art. -  Claude Monet.  (painted over 250 paintings of water lilies)

We [The banks] determine who will succeed and who will fail.

John Bunting, of First Pennsylvania Bank and Trust, November 8, 1976 at the testimony of Ronald Shiffman before the New York City Commission on Human Rights

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. - Buddha

There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go, no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone

Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter - Ripple by The Grateful Dead


"All of my creation is an effort to weave a connection with the World; I am always weaving it because it was once broken. But as I want these webs to be always truthful, I do not know how to break the false ones….." - Anais Nin, Diary of Anasis Nin Volume 3 1939-1944

A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

Albert Campus