Dancing Leaves

“The one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (English lyrical Poet, Critic and Philosopher. 1772-1834)


Waiting for Autumn

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird

I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

~George Eliot

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As much as we need a
prosperous economy,
we also need a
prosperity of kindness
and decency.

-Caroline Kennedy
(American author, attorney, and the current United States Ambassador to Japan)


Image by Steve Hanks
Google Images

Throw Away Society

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed,

revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Audrey Hepburn



Putting Things First

Besides the noble art of getting things done,

there is the noble art of leaving things undone.

The wisdom of life consists in the

elimination of the nonessentials.

Lin Yutang (Chinese writer, translator, linguist and inventor)


Artist: Steve Hanks
from Google Images

“Tis the Set of the Sail

One ship sails east and one sails west

By the self-same wind that blows;

“Tis the set of the sail and not the gale

That determines the way it goes.


Like the ships of the sea are the ways of fate

As we voyage along through life;

“Tis the set of the soul that determines the goal

And not the calm or the strife.

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox (American author and poet)


Morning Light

The sun is a daily reminder that
we too can rise again from
the darkness, that we too
can shine our own light.