Contemplate Existence

Let us be moral.
Let us contemplate existence.
~ Charles Dickens

Photo: Osiris Photography
http://is.gd/dwSJ0W
#contemplating #moral #existence #livelife

A Point of No Return

In everybody’s Life there’s A Point of No Return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point,  all we can do is quietly Accept the Fact. That’s how we Survive.
~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Photo: No return by Remy Perthuisot on 500px
with dance company “Esseance” (Paris, France).
http://is.gd/5nsgpg
#pointofnoreturn #acceptance #livelife #survival #factoflife

Indifferent Freedom

Freedom means nothing unless
it means the freedom to be different
~ Marty Rubin

Photo: Red by Hussain Khalaf on 500px
http://is.gd/yrVHpU
#freedom #different #red#livelife

Dispositions

The greater part of our Happiness or Misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
~ Martha Washington

THE vision ON lsd
http://is.gd/CYCe2A
#perception #happiness #misery #disposition #circumstance #livelife

Outside Influence

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
~ Stephen Covey

Photo: Halinka Garycka on 500px
http://is.gd/ikDpoK
#freedom #livelife #influence

Free Will

I am no bird;
and no net ensnares me:
I am a Free human being
with an independent will.
~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
#freedom #wilderness #waterfall #livelife

Walk on Shadow

I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe.
~ Whitney Houston
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYzlVDlE72w

Photo: camminando fianco a fianco by giuliana on Flickr
http://is.gd/2U9amR
#shadow #greatestloveofall #livelife #loveyourself

Pondering

All what is existing already existed.
We are together for a while
pondering in agile world.
~ Santosh Kalwar

Photo by Thierry Le Goues
http://is.gd/GWSmr9
#existence #livelife

emotion break

The emotion that can break your heart
is sometimes the very one that heals it…
~ Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight

Photo: Magda by Lukasz Ratajak on 500px
http://is.gd/No3SyR
#love #emotions #heartbreak #livelife

To Love Life

to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.
~ Ellen Bass

Photo by Jock Sturges 1998
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jock_Sturges
#livelife #love #clarepatrick#reflection

Bearale

There are memories that time
does not erase…
Forever does not make loss forgettable,
only bearable.
~ Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

Aly Gallagher
#time #memories #forget #livelife

Two Points

The shortest interval between two points
is the awareness that they are not two.
~ Eric Micha’el Leventhal

When Selfies Unite by Prajit Ravindran on 500px
http://is.gd/5MaZTc
#selfie #united #livelife #unity #connection #awareness

Life Flashes

It is said that your life
flashes before your eyes
just before you die.
That is true, it’s called Life.
~ Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

Photo: The Different side of DO 006 by  Diego Lema on deviantart
http://is.gd/Waqmz3

#livelife #truth #sky #falling #cloud #surrealism

Good & Evil

I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one. . . . Humans are caught—in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too—in a net of good and evil. . . . There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well—or ill?
~ John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Photo by Алексей Меньщиков
#good #evil #livelife

Life Questions

SONY DSC

To whom shall I hire myself out?
What beast should I adore?
What holy image is attacked?
What hearts shall I break?
What lies shall I uphold?
In what blood tread?
~ Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell/The Drunken Boat

Photo by Hengki Lee
#livelife #questions

Show off

The better you feel about yourself,
the less you feel the need to .
~ Robert Hand

Photo by Daniel Ilinca
#livelife #showoff #confident

Fall Apart

The pieces all fit together.
Yet everything was falling apart.
~ Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song
#livelife

Accept Ourselves

Our entire life –
consists ultimately in
accepting ourselves as we are.
~ Jean Anouilh

Photo by Svetlana Belyaeva
http://is.gd/a61HzS
#livelife #acceptance #love #life #ocean #sea #dock

Appreciation

If you can’t celebrate your success,
appreciate your failure.
Since life is all about
celebration and appreciation.
~ M.F. Moonzajer

Photo by Sergey
#celebrate #livelife #appreciation #success #failure

Free Spirit

I’m a free spirit who never had the balls to be free.
~ Cheryl Strayed

Wild child by Kristina Kazarina on 500px
http://is.gd/qzdeF5
#wild #freedom #livelife @freespirit

Fool Me

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.
~ Stephen King

Photo by Colby Files #shame #fool

Unpredictable

The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.
~ Paul Auster

Photo by Marek Stan
#chance #coincidence #livelife #predict #expectations

Blended

Behind closed eyes, colors fade and blend into beautiful new creations. Fate is left at the shaking hands of our imaginations. Places new and amazing, faces remain unseen. How, then, does our heart feel as if racing in the anticipation of a dream?
~ Anonymous

#blend #colors #livelife

Something to Live For

The mystery of human existence
lies not in just staying alive,
but in finding something to live for.
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Photo: Tatiana Mello
#livelife #existence

Reborn

Everyday as we die,
we must be reborn.
If there were no death,
Life would be meaningless.
~ Boep Joeng

Light Turns to Life by Adrian Michaels
#livelife #reborn #death

Hurt

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
~ Laurell K. Hamilton
#pain #livelife #wound #hurt

Judge

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Photo by Paolo Lombardi
http://is.gd/7ps35V

#judge #livelife #capability

Rock Bottom

Rock bottom became the solid foundation
on which I rebuilt my life.
~J.K. Rowling

#rockbottom #foundatio

Monsters Within

As a child, I was afraid of the dark
and the monsters on the outside.
As a man, I run away from the light,
afraid to show the monsters within.
~ Anthony Liccione

Hair Flick by Brent Mail on 500px
http://is.gd/WjlH3D
#dark #light #runaway #afraid #monster #hair #livelife

Walls

There are four kinds of people in the world…
Those who build walls.
Those who protect walls.
Those who breach walls.
And those who tear down walls.
Much of life is discovering who you are.
When you find out,
you also realize there are places
you can no longer go,
things you can no longer do,
words you can no longer say.
~ P.S. Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe

Photo by Ako Salemi
http://is.gd/BovnDg
#wall #livelife

Looks

You’ll never understand me as long as you’re looking at me through society’s lenses.
~ Robert Tew

#blueeyes #livelife#understand

Live Large

Life will always be to a large extent
what we ourselves make it.
~ Samuel Smiles

#livelife #large #shadow #hope #candle #light

Forever Now

Forever is composed of Nows.
~ Emily Dickinson

Kara Neko by Whitney Hayes
http://www.whitney-hayes.com/
#forever #now #livelife #sun

Say Nothing

Saying nothing sometimes says the most.
~ Emily Dickinson

Phot by Karen Abramyan
http://is.gd/5D1iat
#sign #kissoff #livelife

Let it Lie

It is self- deceptive to simply lie in bed, letting everything run its cause and yet expect to have increase
~ Sunday Adelaja

#letgo #expect, self-deceptive

To the Unknown

I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything and there are many things I don’t know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we’re here. I don’t have to know an answer. I don’t feel frightened not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without any purpose, which is the way it really is as far as I can tell.
~ Richard Feynman

Road to the milky way by Panagiotis Laoudikos
http://is.gd/iukZIE

#livelife #mystery #universe #question #answer #roadmap

Save Myself

I realize nobody’s coming to save me. I must save myself. I must be my own super hero. Although I am open to a sidekick.
~ Karen Salmansohn

Portfolio by Radek Dranikowski
http://is.gd/brxoEt

#realize #save #livelife #surreal

Reason to Show Up

The hardest thing about  “everything happens for a reason” is waiting for that reason to show up.
~ Karen Salmansohn

The man in the mist by HatCat Photography
http://is.gd/neQ6sf

#reason #happen

Infinite

It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.
~ Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker’s Guide, #2)

My dream is beginning by Hanson Mao
http://is.gd/3arz5A #road #universe #infinite#path #livelife #imagination #meaningless #calculation #theory #mathematics

Excellent Habit

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then,
is not an act, but a habit.
~ Aristotle

Omar Z Robles Photography
Kelly Kakaley
http://is.gd/jxffFn #habit #livelife #excellence

Memory of Non-Existance

Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.
~ Guy de Maupassant

Photo by Fan Ho
#livelife #memory #dream

Forgotten Nothing

But the heart has its own memory
and I have forgotten nothing
~ Albert Camus, The Fall

Photo by Aurel Mihailopol (1928-1982), 1960s
https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurel_Mihailopol
#forget #memory #livelife #heart #forgive

Comfort Zone

Life always begins with
one step outside of your comfort zone.
~ Shannon L. Alder

Photo by Jean Cite
http://is.gd/Oxzukn #livelife #comfortzone #steps

Why Sad?

Why people are sad?
“That’s simple,” says the old man.”
“They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.
~ Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

Photo by Jessica Drossin

#livelife #dreams #plan

I’m Tired

Every day I think, ‘Gosh, you look a bit tired today,’
and it’s just recently occurred to me
that it’s not that I’m tired,
it’s that this is the way I look now.
~ Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies

Photo by Svetlana Belyaeva
#tied #livelife

Gratitude

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
~George Canning

duong quoc dinh on deviantart

#gratitude #sleep #past #peril

Roaming the Earth

At last, you will not be remembered for roaming the earth as a non-entity, but by every word, and every miracle, and every love, and every seed that ever came from the innermost part of your heart.
~ Michael Bassey Johnson

Photo by Gundega Dege
#livelife #earth #heart #love

Path to the End

We rest; a dream has power to poison sleep
We rise; one wand’ring thought pollutes the day.
We feel, conceive, or reason; laugh or weep,
Embrace fond woe, or cast our cares away,
It is the same: for, be it joy or sorrow,
The path of its departure still is free.
Man’s yesterday may ne’er be like his morrow;
Nought may endure but Mutability!
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

together to the end by nikolay aleksandrov
#livelife #whatislife #feeling #path

Be Content

Be content to love, to dazzle in the light,
If only for moments…
And then be gone,
With gladness in your heart,
Before the creeping shadows
Claim too much your sadness at leaving.
~ Scott Hastie

Photo: Just a bit of lighting by Rui Palha

#light #moments #love #gladness #gratitude #shadow #livelife #content

Shout

If you have to shout to prove your point,
you’re probably wrong.
~ Aleksandra Ninkovic

#livelife #shout#yell

Fear-Faith

Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck.
Faith is the solvent that sets you free.
~ Shannon L. Alder

#fear #faith #livelife

Ti White on 500px

Answer

Quit looking for the answers outside of yourself.
~ Bryant McGill

Dariya_2 by Dan Hecho on 500px
http://is.gd/1HW0uP
#livelife #answers

Love Heart

One love, one heart, one destiny.
~ Bob Marley

Teddy Bear by Sławomir Chomik ON 500PX
http://is.gd/2AZVZ6
#love #heart #destiny #teddybear #livelife

Love Giving

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. We pardon to the extent that we love. Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again. & great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Loved for ourselves. & even loved in spite of ourselves.
~ Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Kite Aerial Photography Rob Huntley -on Flickr
http://is.gd/UXdMbN
#love #livelife #heart

Refuse to Accept Anything

It is a funny thing about life-
if you refuse to accept anything
but the best you very often get it.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

Elevation by Paulo Silva
http://is.gd/3gEtoh

#livelife #acceptance #refuse #funny

Kisses

We kissed for about
the thousandth time,
No promises,
no demands,
Just solid rebuilding
of shattered trust.
~ Ellen Hopkins, Crank

#livelife #love #kiss #promise #demand

Fly Above

You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to come to earth. People who love in a world without walls, people who love into hate, into refusal, against hope,and without fear.
~ Lauren Oliver

Photo by Duong Quog-Dinh
http://is.gd/PXiOrh #hope#dreams #love #livelife

I hate

I hate mankind,
for I think myself one of the best of them,
and I know how bad I am.
~ Samuel Johnson

Photo by a. kie in flickr
http://is.gd/RyFL4W
from http://is.gd/IIfLyB
#livelife #mankind #humanity

Subconscious

People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.
~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Photo by André Brito
http://abrito.deviantart.com/ #rip #see #hear #listen #livelife

Running

It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination. We have a better chance of seeing where we are when we stop trying to get somewhere else. We can enjoy every moment of movement, as long as where we are is as good as where we’d like to be. That’s not to say that you need to be satisfied forever with where you are today. But you need to honor what you’ve accomplished, rather than thinking of what’s left to be done (p. 159).
~ John Bingham, No Need for Speed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of Running

Morning in Yalta by Sergey Titov
http://is.gd/mNu7c2
#running #joy #livelife #morning #sunrise #ice #winter

Existence

Existence really is an imperfect tense
that never becomes a present.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Photo by Tim Pile
http://timpile.co.uk/
#existence #imperfect #tense #present #reflection

Dance of Infinity

Death is a part of Life, they are dancing together the dance of infinity in front of the gates of Time. We can live our dreams as we are dreaming our future. Time is the Endless Consciousness
~ Grigoris Deoudis

NYC Dance Project was created by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory, who live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn .#artpeople www.artpeoplegallery

#dance #infinity #death #time #consciouness

Door

You should open these doors
with care and caution-
but, first, you must know how to close them.
And above all,
you must know which doors
should be left unopened…
~ Michael Bentine, Doors of the Mind

#doors #open #close #livelife

Threshold to Wisdom

Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
~ Havelock Ellis

#wisdom #threshold #fool #livelife

Death is Alive

Death truly does have life,
and walks with and lives through us everyday.
~ Nicholas A. McGirr, Life of Death

Photo by Richard Tallent

#life #death #livlife

Change

Still Time to Change the Road You’re On

Galactic Road by Johannes Nollmeyer
http://is.gd/WfXvH9

#road #livelife #night

See the World

There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.
~ Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Confederation Bridge, New Brunswick.Canada by MaxGag on flickr

#time #stayput #search

Just Be

If you Want to be Happy, Be.
~ Leo Tolstoy

Photo by Thierry Bornier – floating nets
http://is.gd/S3WBP via http://is.gd/9oIi3A
#justbe #happiness #livelife

Shy

My feelings are too loud for words
and too shy for the world.
~ Dejan Stojanovic

The White Sky V by Stefano Bonazzi
#feeling #shy #loud #livelife

Sea

Let there be no scales to weigh your un-known treasure; And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.  For self is a sea boundless and measureless.
~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Photo by David Knight n Tumblr
#livelife #innerpeace #sea

I myself am

I always am in a role, lovely – for you, for them – even for myself. Yeah… Even when I’m alone, I am still in a role – and I myself am the most exacting audience I have ever had.
` Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

#hide #alone #livelife

Strive

The sated day is never first
The best day is a day of thirst.

Jennifer Bin on 500px
http://is.gd/JZh1iA
#strive #achievement #livelife #skateboard

Limit

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Photo by Gérard Castello-Lopes
#vision #perception #limit #livelife #bridge

Fence In or Out

You can fence yourselves in,
but you cannot forever fence it out.
~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Fenced In by Keith Morris.

#fence #forever

Take the Lead

The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.
-~ Henry Kissinger

#follow #leader #livelife #duck

Glory

Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be…
~ William Wordsworth

Surrealism by Thomas Barbey
#glory #statusofliberty #livelife

Give Life a Meaning

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Photo by Andrew Ling

#livelife #freedom #desert

Truth-Fact

Truth is what is true, and it’s not necessarily factual. Truth and fact are not the same thing. Truth does not contradict or deny facts, but it goes through and beyond facts.
~ Madeleine L’Engle

Photo by Gonzalo Villar
#truth #fact #livelife #surrealism #digitalarts

Worry

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow,
it empties today of its strength.
~ Corrie ten Boom

Photo by André Josselin on flickr
http://is.gd/vxgClp
#worry #sorrow #livelife

To Be

The Best Polo Photography Anywhere

“I am too alone in the world, and yet not alone enough
to make every moment holy.
I am too tiny in this world, and not tiny enough
just to lie before you like a thing,
shrewd and secretive.
I want my own will, and I want simply to be with my will,
as it goes toward action;
and in those quiet, sometimes hardly moving times,
when something is coming near,
I want to be with those who know secret things
or else alone.
I want to be a mirror for your whole body,
and I never want to be blind, or to be too old
to hold up your heavy and swaying picture.
I want to unfold.
I don’t want to stay folded anywhere,
because where I am folded, there I am a lie.
and I want my grasp of things to be

true before you. I want to describe myself
like a painting that I looked at
closely for a long time,
like a saying that I finally understood,
like the pitcher I use every day,
like the face of my mother,
like a ship
that carried me
through the wildest storm of all.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Pitch Black Photohgraphy
https://is.gd/iCtgSE #love #alone #solitude #livelife

A world of my own

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would.
~ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Photo: Alice Bellotto
#world #solitude #livelife #water #nude #throughthelookingglass

Pretend

We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.
~ Patrick Rothfuss
Alakas Dune by http://hybridgothica.deviantart.com/gallery/

#mask #pretend #livelife

Black Hole

Black holes ain’t as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought. Things can get out of a black hole both on the outside and possibly to another universe. So if you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up — there is a way out.
~ Stephen Hawking

Photo by Jaxson Pohlman
https://is.gd/kFpEqE

#blackhole #giveup

Connection

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
~ Anaïs Nin

Photo by Silviu Sandulescu
#dream #livelife #unconscious #connection

Blissful

I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.
~ Anne Brontë

Jaxson Pohlman Photography – Beyond
#silent #love #night #bliss #livelife #snow

Grace

If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
~ Mark Twain
#grace #livelife

To See

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Photo by Gonzalo Villar
#secret #see #invisible #livelife

Laugh

To live is to laugh, as to laugh is to live.
~ Tawna Jacobsen

#laugh #dog

Follow

To thine own self be true,
and it must follow, as the night the day,
thou canst not then be false to any man.
~ William Shakespeare

Sheep by Eliseo Miciu
https://is.gd/14UySD
#sheep #follow #livelife

Stereotype

Not all ‘whites’ are racists. Not all racists are ‘white’.
~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Photo by Marko Savic on behance
https://is.gd/fN5j0W
#racist #generalization #stereotype #dog

Right-Wrong

People need to stand up for their wrongs,
as they stand up for their rights.
~ Anthony Liccione

Photo: Prism of life 1 by Vitaliy and Elena Vasilieva
#wrong #right #standup #livelife

Feeling

It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.
~ Jonathan Safran Foer

Laetita Casta by Cedric Bihr for Madame Figaro May 2016
#empty #complete #feeling #livelife

Papa

If you love your dad, it’s tough when he dies. If you don’t like your dad, it’s tough when he dies. Because you lose that guy. Whatever you didn’t get, you miss. And what you did get, you miss.
~ Jimmy Iovine

Dad by Kleemass on deviantart
https://is.gd/cO8qtA
#happyfathersday #father #dad #papa

Lust

But if you love and must needs have desires,
Let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook
that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart
And give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for
the beloved in your heart
And a song of praise on your lips.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Photo: Erwin Olaf – para Lavazza
#love #desire #lust #livelife #thankful #gratitude #graceful

Blend In

The thing about chameleoning your way through life is that it gets to where nothing is real.
~ John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
#blendin #livelife

Twilight

Twilight, again. Another ending.
No matter how perfect the day is,
it always has to end.
~ Stephenie Meyer

#twilight #ending #beginning #livelife

Risk

We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,
but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world. To make injustice the only
measure of our attention is to praise the Devil.
~ Jack Gilbert, Refusing Heaven

Photo by Bang Sanghyeok
#risk #injustice #livelife #delight

Trap

How can you be free,
If you don’t even know
you’re trap or lock inside?
~ Ann Marie Aguilar

Photo by Erwin Olaf
https://is.gd/FfChnG
#trap #lock #freedom #livelife #light

Escape

If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.
~ Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

Vladimir Ivanovitch – PUDRA
#livelife #different #escape

Life Meaning

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Photo by Alexandre Bordereau
http://bit.ly/29MNXSL
#livelife #barter #meaning

Constant Fear

If we live in a state of constant fear,
can we remain human?
~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The First Circle

Brian Bielman Photography
#fear #livelife #human

Dreamy

The mind was dreaming.
The world was its dream.
~ Jorge Luis Borges

#dream #livelife

Precious

Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
~ Carl Sagan, Cosmos

White deer by Margarita Kareva
https://is.gd/B8g7H4
#agree #perspective #livelife

Silver Lining

Too many people miss the silver lining
because they’re expecting gold.
~ Maurice Setter

Silver Lining by Eva Creel
https://is.gd/DLxiJ0
#silverlining #livelife #expectation #gold

Lone

All great and precious things are lonely.
~John Steinbeck, East of Eden

#loneliness #livelife

Sadness

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt… doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
Comte de Lautreamont
#sadness #doubt #despair #livelife

Innocence

There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.
~ C. JoyBell C.

Photo by Max Eremine
http://www.maxeremine.com/
#happiness #innocence #sadness #nature

Beware

BEWARE OF THOSE

Beware of those who are bitter,
For they will never allow you
To enjoy your fruit.

Beware of those who criticize you
When you deserve some praise for an achievement,
For they secretly desire to be worshiped.

Beware of those who are needy or stingy,
For they would rather sting you
Than give you anything.

Beware of those who are always hungry,
For they will feed you to the wolves
Just to get paid.

Beware of those who speak negatively
About everything and everybody,
For a negative person will never say
A positive thing about you.

Beware of those who are bored
And not passionate about life,
For they will bore you with reasons
For not living.

Beware of those who are too focused with
Polishing and beautifying their outer shells,
For they lack true substance to understand
That genuine beauty is in the heart
That resides inside.

Beware of those who step in the path of your dreams,
For they only dream to have the ability
To take half your steps.

Beware of those who steer you away
From your heart’s true happiness,
For it would make them happy to see you
Steer yourself next to them,
Sitting with both your hearts bitter.

Those who are critical don’t like being criticized,
And those who are insensitive have a deficiency in their senses.

And finally,
Beware of those who tell you to BEWARE.
They are too aware of everything –
And live alone, scared.

Poetry by Suzy Kassem

Photo: Vitality Sokol – Havelock island, Kala Pathar beach , sunrise
http://vitaly-sokol.deviantart.com/
#beware #livelife #sunrise

Inferno

The inferno of the living is not something that will be; if there is one, it is what is already here, the inferno where we live every day, that we form by being together. There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of inferno, are not inferno, then make them endure, give them space.
~ Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Kuwaiti oil fires during Operation Desert Storm

#inferno #livelife #burning #oilfield

Silence

It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.
~ Victor Hugo

Paradoxical Silence by Philomena-Famulok
#slience #livelife #lie

Journey

You know you’re in a good place when you no longer are interested in looking back. You prefer to enjoy the journey.
~ Karen Salmansohn

Forward by Paulo Abrante
https://is.gd/MlRNfu

#lookingforward #hope #livelife #forward #road #journey

Journey

You know you’re in a good place when you no longer are interested in looking back. You prefer to enjoy the journey.
~ Karen Salmansohn

Forward by Paulo Abrante
https://is.gd/MlRNfu

#lookingforward #hope #livelife #forward #road #journey

Walk

The way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to.
~Laura Adams Armer

#walk #livelife #song

Hope for Hopeless

Any fool can hope when success lies plainly in view. It wants genuine strength to hope when matters are hopeless.
~ Michael Flynn

Photo: Bleak by Christian Wig
http://bit.ly/2bZFStt
#hope #despair #hopeless #livelife

Desire

I’ve lived to bury my desires
and see my dreams corrode with rust
now all that’s left are fruitless fires
that burn my empty heart to dust.

Struck by the clouds of cruel fate
My crown of Summer bloom is sere
Alone and sad, I watch and wait
And wonder if the end is near.

As conquered by the last cold air
When Winter whistles in the wind
Alone upon a branch that’s bare
A trembling leaf is left behind.
~ Alexander Pushkin

Photo: Vitaly Sokol

#desire #love #livelife

Want-Desire

If you don’t get everything you want,
think of the things you don’t get
that you don’t want.
~ Oscar Wilde

#want #need #desire

Evil’s Purity

Do you believe in an evil possessed of its own purity?
or does every act intend some good?…
~ Brent Weeks, Shadow’s Edge

Photo: Bermuda by Andrew Lucas on 500px
#good #evil #purity #livelife #question #believe #possess

The Odd

Sometimes you just need to know when a fight is best saved for another day when the odds are more in your favour.
~ A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

#livelife #fight #favor

Cliches

For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived, and dishonest—but the myth—persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

(Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11 1962)
~ John F. Kennedy

Holly Rose Emery by Donna Trope for Under The Influence
#cliches #livelife #fabricated #interpretation #opinion#dogma #truth #lies

Life Lesson

Some people will hate you for the mistakes they make. That’s why they never learn and will continue always making the same mistake and would be blaming everyone they come across. A person who has never been at fault, has never learned his or her life lessons.
~ De philosopher DJ Kyos

Vladimir Konnov on 500px

#mistakes #lessons #learning #livelife #blame