The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
-Marcel Proust
You don’t choose your family. 
They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. 
-Desmond Tutu

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
An eternity in an hour.

-William Blake

I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths
and a great fear of shallow living.
-Anais Nin

greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are
joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. 

-George Eliot

Tropical Storm Andrea blew into town in the early morning hours. 

We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to
explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious
and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and
unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of
-Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better.
-Justina Chen, North of Beautiful

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength
 that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely
 in the repeated refrains of nature ‑ the assurance
that dawn
comes after night, and spring after the winter. 

-Rachel Carson

Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other. 
-Paul Coehlo