February 21, 2015
An Ice Storm can be the super ice sparkle for your eyes.
It is one of nature’s most beautiful and wonderous of winter storms;
with it’s glistening stems and branches all woven up with threads of ice.
Just have some good storm-boots on those feet!
It occurs to me now that I have never seen the ice-storm put upon canvas,
and have not heard that any painter has tried to do it.
I wonder why that is.
Is it that paint cannot counterfeit the intense blaze of a sun-flooded jewel?
Following the Equator ~ Mark Twain
February 14, 2015
“Love is a basket full of nuts and berries.
I know, because I gathered them from the forest myself. ”
― Jarod Kintz, Love Quotes for the Ages.
Forever After by © Lisa Rivas
Where there is love there is life. ~Mahatma Gandhi
“An act of kindness may take only a moment of our time,
but when captured in the heart the memory lives forever.”
― Molly Friedenfeld, The Book of Simple Human Truths
January 22, 2015
January 20, 2015
In principle, Ikebana aims not at bringing a finite piece of nature into the house,
but rather at suggesting the whole of nature, by creating a link between the indoors and the outdoors.
They are floral poems.
In Japan the art of arranging flowers is elevated to the status of kado—the “Way of flowers.”
Through these Ways or Do forms, the Japanese have sought to realize the Way of living itself.
They have approached the universal through the particular.”
― H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation
January 14, 2015
Beyond the swirls of leaves,
and among the shadowed petals,
dwells the seed of secrets. ~Lisa Rivas
“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.” ― Henry Green
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ― C.G. Jung