“What is so sweet and dear
As a prosperous morn in May,
The confident prime of the day,
And the dauntless youth of the year,
When nothing that asks for bliss,
Asking aright, is denied,
And half of the world a bridegroom is,
And half of the world a bride?”
– William Watson, Ode in May, 1880
“Ornamental Pear” • digital illustration – Lisa Rivas © 2014
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don’t walk in front of me;
I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
~ Albert Camus