Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Healing Dark

Sleep away the sadness of today.

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. - Garson Kanin

Musicians paint their pictures on silence. - Leopold Stokowski

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. - Mark Twain, Following the Equator

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. -Mencius, Chinese philosopher, 4th cent. BCE

Some praise the Lord for Light, The living spark; I thank God for the Night The healing dark. - Robert W. Service

Often the act of waiting is anything but simple. Many people hate to wait because they are waiting to do something, get something, or go somewhere.

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides. - Junichiro Tanizaki

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Most of my portraits are not formal situations; they are found situations.


Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it - Pablo Picasso

A portrait is not made in the camera, but on either side of it - Edward Steichen

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound than a portrait.- Charles Baudelaire

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. - Oscar Wilde

The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

There is no single form or style of portraiture. Portraiture means individualism and as such means diversity, self-expression, private point of view. The most successful images seem to be those which exist on several planes at once … - Peter Bunnell


Sunday, July 13, 2014

In God We Trust

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible. - St. Thomas Aquinas


Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. - Saint Augustine

Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark. – Rabindranath Tagore

Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith. - Mohandas Gandhi

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. - Helen Keller

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers. - Abdul Kalam