Cause I’m leaving on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again…
by John Denver
Putting aside my flight of fantasy for the real thing…
Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle. – Eric Zorn
For once, I am hoping to keep the promises I made to myself…
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…
from Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss
Stepping out after months of planning!
…we progress from being voyeurs, which we always are when we look at other people’s pictures, to excavators, combining our memories for what we may recognize from our own family albums, from our own lives. We look for us. – Michael Kimmelman
This lifeguard chair on Vancouver’s North Shore evokes very strong memories of my summers as a pool lifeguard.
Sometimes the rare, the beautiful, can only emerge or survive in isolation. In a similar manner, some degree of withdrawal serves to nurture man’s creative powers. The artist and the scientist bring out of the dark void, like the mysterious universe itself, the unique, the strange, the unexpected. – Loren Eiseley from The Night Country
When I shifted my focus from the water to the shore, I beheld many acts of creation.
Burrard Inlet, British Columbia, Canada