"It’s life that matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all."

"In whatever area in life one may meet the challenges of courage, whatever may be the sacrifices he faces if he follows his conscience - the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the esteem of his fellow men - each man must decide for himself the course he will follow. The stories of past courage can define that ingredient - they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul."

First Light - 1/1/2014

"If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life."

Dreams of the departed, dreams of the threat of death and loss, malevolent hunters. Not quite nightmares, though I wish they were. This is just idle cruelty of the mind. Not enough substance to rally against; they leave me empty. I prefer my demons front and center, within spitting distance.

Come at me, Oni.

"To be ridiculous and dangerous, a questionable alliance."

"Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die,
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams.
For if dreams go,
Life is a barren field
Covered with snow.”

"Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced — Even a proverb is no proverb to you till your Life has illustrated it."

"You’re packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been  A place that has to be believed to be seen  You could have flown away  A singing bird in an open cage Who will only fly, only fly for freedom” "You’re packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been  A place that has to be believed to be seen  You could have flown away  A singing bird in an open cage Who will only fly, only fly for freedom”

"You’re packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been 
A place that has to be believed to be seen
You could have flown away
A singing bird in an open cage
Who will only fly, only fly for freedom”

"My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.”

(Model: KushKitten)

"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
 and remember what peace there may be in silence.”