“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic -- the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone.”
~Charles de Lint
P.S. The place depicted is real. It is neither double exposure, nor digitally manipulated.
“Meanwhile, spring came, and with it the outpourings of Nature. The hills were soon splashed with wild flowers; the grass became an altogether new and richer shade of green; and the air became scented with fresh and surprising smells -- of jasmine, honeysuckle, and lavender.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
"No hope in sight
daylight before them dies
enshrined the horrified
no hope in sight"
~ Paradise Lost
"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." ~ Albert Einstein
"Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can't tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start"
“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”
~ Oscar Wilde
"Descending winters for all lands
All hope is gone in his hands
Out from the north into the south
Winter turned his frozen mouth"
~Swallow the sun
"I am a picture of myself
Always somewhere outside aura
And like reflections in the mirror
It shines no more!"
"Here we all stand on this canvas of white
Our palette holds but only one shade tonight
Silence snows in, in her wintery chill"
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir
“The cabin will return to the soil when abandoned by its owner, yet in its simplicity it offers perfect protection against the seasonal cold without disfiguring the sheltering forest. With the yurt and the igloo, it figures among the handsomest human responses to environmental adversity.” ~ Sylvain Tesson