June 2015

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DAY 26

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years…

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DAY 25

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.   Henry James, (15 April 1843 – 28 February…

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DAY 24

Everytime we take a step on this Earth, we can appreciate the solid ground beneath us. Thich Nhat Hanh (October 11, 1926), Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author,…

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DAY 23

At dusk Come to my hut – The crickets will Serenade you, and I will Introduce you to the moonlit woods. Ryokan, Taigu (良寛大愚) (1758–1831) was a quiet and…

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DAY 22

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) nicknamed Sparky, was an American…

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DAY 21

To achieve the nonchalance which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match. Hardy Amies,  (17 July 1909 – 5 March 2003) –…

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DAY 20

The journey is the reward. Chinese Proverb

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DAY 19

In my own hands I hold a bowl of tea; I see all of nature represented in its green color. Closing my eyes, I find green mountains and…

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DAY 18

Wanting to change the world is illusory, while to understand that it is us we have to change first is a sign of wisdom. Becoming aware of what…

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DAY 17

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” From  Les Misérables,…

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DAY 16

There’s no ego when you’re a ukulele player.   Jake Shimabukuro (born November 3, 1976) is a  Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso and composer .

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DAY 15

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Bertrand Russell, (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political…

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DAY 14

“There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.” from “Flowers for Algernon”, by Daniel Keyes, (August 9, 1927 – June 15, 2014), American science…

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DAY 13

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work….

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DAY 12

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) French artist, draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor.

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DAY 11

Gargamel: I am not obsessed with Smurfs, thank you, I simply can’t stop thinking about these little blue beasts every single moment of every single day!… The Smurfs,…

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DAY 10

“When someone seeks,” said Siddhartha, “then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take…

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DAY 9

And you? when will you begin that long journey into yourself? Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, (1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi…

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DAY 8

I don’t want to show off as much as before. You realize you don’t have to play so many notes – Albert King taught me that, about leaving…

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DAY 7

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you…

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DAY 6

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. Walter “Walt” Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892)  American poet, essayist and journalist.

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DAY 5

Tea should be taken in solitude. C. S. Lewis  (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), Irish novelist, poet, academic.

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DAY 4

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going. George Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) American comedian,…

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DAY 3

In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height. In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth. Rabindranath Tagore  (7 May 1861 –…

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DAY 2

Baklava, oh sweet baklava! Ingredients 100 g walnuts 100 g almonds 100 g pistachios 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cloves 200 g butter, melted 2 X…

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DAY 1

Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ th’ sun, And with him rises weeping; these are flow’rs Of middle summer, and I think…