Reality

“There’s no reality except the one contained within us. That’s why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside themselves for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.”
~ Hermann Hesse

Last Night’s Glitch! ~ Each Friend

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
~ Anais Nin

APOLOGIES: Due to an unforseen technical glitch I was unable to post for Frankie last night. It is with great relief that we’re back on blog as Frankie’s hobbling much better, is bored and is looking forward to an outing to the seaside in the not too distant future. Thank you for your kindness and well wishes.

Still Standing, yeah, yeah, yeah

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
~ Universal Proverb

UPDATE: Frankie’s barking, making dashes and sitting on all fours, shaky but perseverant, obviously bored but like monkey somewhat irrepressible, this is today, slightly dodgy but impeccably tuxedoed…

Holidays

“I’ve never quite worked out how to do holidays. I’ve got a house in France which I suppose is a kind of holiday house. But it’s really only so I can go on drawing when I get there. I’m never far away from the feeling that I want to be getting on with something.”
~ Quentin Blake

Differently

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
~ Terry Pratchett

ALERT

“Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.”
~ Horace

Contemplation

“Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.”
~ Auguste Rodin