Sunday Snapshot: I believe in you

“Instead of communicating, ‘I love you, so let me make life easy for you,’ I decided that my message needed to be something more along these lines: ‘I love you.  I believe in you.  I know what you’re capable of.  So I’m going to make you work.’ “
Kay Wills Wyma 

Sunday Snapshot: a reflection of our true selves

“We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be – the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.”
– Farley Mowat

Sunday Snapshot: living brave, beautiful lives

wise Gracie

“Dogs die.  But dogs live, too.  Right up until they die, they live.  They live brave, beautiful lives.  They protect their families.  And love us.  And make our lives a little brighter.  And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.”
– Dan Gemeinhart

Sunday Snapshot: you are the storm I am lost in

ocean&rocks

I came from the sea
from the arms of the waves
and the kiss of salt on my skin

I am the calm shade of green
before a terrible storm
The tempestuous wind
that laps at your cheeks

I am the cry of the lonesome gull
ringing in your ears
and the smell of the sea
on your freckled skin.

You are the quiet hand
that touches me so gently
You are the storm
I am lost in.

e.e. cummings

Sunday Snapshot: feeding the flame

fire-dancers

“Love is like a match to a wick.  It takes that right combination to strike a flame.  But once the flame is there, it can either give warmth, die out or burn your world to ashes.  Even kill you.  It’s how you sustain the flame, feed it, and moderate the amount of energy in balance.”

– Anthony Liccione