quote du jour ~Lesser

How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.
~Elizabeth Lesser

Mysterious Paper Sculptures (via Tales From An Open Book)

I love the magic and mystery created by these paper sculptures….

Mysterious Paper Sculptures It all started in March at one of Edinburgh's libraries.  It seems the people at the Scottish Poetry Library came across a quirky and beautiful paper sculpture tree left on one of their tables. No one new who'd left it, but it was addressed to the library's twitter account name and contained a short thank you that read: It started with your name @byleaveswelive and became a tree.… … We know that a library is so much more than a building full of … Read More

via Tales From An Open Book

quote du jour ~Clegg

Each of us possesses a creative self. Claiming that is a transformational art. When you begin to act on your creativity, what you find inside may be more valuable than what you produce for the external world. The ultimate creative act is to express what is most authentic and individual about you.
~Eileen M. Clegg

quote du jour ~Roy

The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.
~Arundhati Roy

quote du jour ~Rilke

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

quote du jour ~Rilke

What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it. In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us. Right in the difficult we must have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out, there for the first time we see how beautiful they are.
~Rainer Maria Rilke