The Joy of Change

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” —John F. Kennedy Sometimes we all have a little hope shine down on us, and this usually comes in such a simple form. It can be delivered upon a breeze, or in taking […]

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Bottles

“Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.” ― Greta Garbo We all have them, our bottles. These vessels that we store and stow away from ourselves serve a purpose. But this purpose is usually a dark one, or one we wish to throw away but simply […]

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New Dreams

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” ~ Seneca I’ve often looked at life with little to no understanding beyond the present. Sure, I dream of the future and see possibility. But, the moment is never unfolding to a point that I see, when between here and there exists a void of action. […]

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But Hope Lives On

“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.” ― Paulo Coelho, Brida It’s hard to be let down. Having hopes and wishes, dreams and goals; all of these are good. […]

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Moons

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your love would also change.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet It is said that the heavenly bodies exert powerful forces over us. The spheres of the heavens, hurtling through space in patterns somehow, throughout time, have caused men to understand their world, their […]

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For My Greatest Love

To the above women who made my life what it is today. This love that I hold was born by you all, my daughter, my mother, my grandmother and my great-grandmother. Strength is often associated with many images. The Lion, the Bear, Samson, Hercules and so forth. More often, it is associated with masculinity; with […]

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The Untitled Life

“When love awakens in your life, in the night of your heart, it is like the dawn breaking within you. Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy; where before there was fear, now there is courage; where before in your life there was awkwardness, now there is a rhythm of grace and gracefulness; […]

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Final Thought: Know The Sphere

“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” ― Lao Tzu The life of a seed is one that begs to be noticed. We often overlook this, as we see just a simple existence, basic, unadorned and not given to much contemplation. But the seed is the beginning of transformation. Within […]

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Jigsaw

“We are all important parts of a much larger system, pieces of the universe’s puzzle that would not be complete without us.” ― Russell Eric Dobda I would present the argument that everyone at some point in their lives has seen, worked on or at least know what a jigsaw puzzle is. At the very […]

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The Burning Problem

“Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke We live in a sphere of hypocrisy, in a world of vanity, lawless judgement and self-deified proclamations. It is within this sphere that we find the cries and fires of Baltimore, and the […]

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