Category Archives: Childhood


Originally posted on poetry, photos and musings oh my!:
“Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.” – John Locke “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in…

Posted in Childhood | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

#writephoto — The Asylum Tree

Originally posted on This, That, and The Other:
“Look at that tree, Ma,” Alex said, pointing to a tree with limbs and branches covered torn pieces of cloth. “What does it mean?” he asked her. “That, sweetie,” Cindy said, “is…

Posted in Childhood, Life | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment


“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”   – Confucius “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”  – William Penn “Music and silence combine … Continue reading

Posted in Changes, Childhood, Creativity, Dark/Light, Education, Inspiration, Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Paix et d’espoir (Of peace and hope)

“Today we’re dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I feel that I have failed.” – Al … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Environment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Loss for words…

“Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.” –   Johann Kaspar Lavater “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Le petit prince

It would be lovely for me if the words to follow were my own. Of course they are not. However, I would like to share some of the beauty contained in the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In addition, I … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Childhood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

precipice – let the memoirs commence

“All the fear has left me. I’m not frightened anymore. It’s my heart that pounds beneath my chest, it’s my mouth that pushes out this breath and if I shed a tear I won’t cage it. I won’t fear love … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Commentary, Communication, Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

memoir or fictionalized truth

“Men’s memoirs are about answers; women’s memoirs are about questions. Most male authors want to look good in their memoirs and have a place in posterity, while most women know that posterity is what happens when you no longer care. … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Commentary, Life, Relationships, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments


“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”  –  Stacia Tauscher “Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.”  –  William Stafford Mademoiselle Ambre Ambre une poupée … Continue reading

Posted in Changes, Childhood, Life, Moving on, Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Material Witness

“Art is not a part of life, it is not an addition to life, it is the essence of those pieces of us that make us fulfilled. That give us hope. That give us dreams and provide the world a … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Changes, Childhood, Creativity, Dark/Light, Inspiration, Life, Moving on, Passion, Perception, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments