“A single beat of a butterfly’s wings can change the course of your destiny.”

Chorégraphie de la Main or Choreography of the Hand

What is sketching if not the choreographing of movement for the hand. Instruction that tells the fingers that hold the pen where to go, how lightly to tread, how quickly to dart, or how long to hesitate. It is a dance. It is an art. An art of movement that leaves a line, a dot, a shadow, unlike traditional dance. Once performed, traditional dance is nonexistent, gone. In the twinkling of an eye, a flash of glorious light, all gone. The dancer and the observer are left with nothing tangible, only memories and emotions. Masterpieces or doodles, creation is creation. Let your hands dance and see what happens.
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Music: Tuileries Allegretto Non Troppo Capriccioso
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“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle

“Don’t be so humble.  You’re not that great.” – Golda Meir

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”   John A. Shedd

famous people really said

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

“Leap and the net will appear.”   Zen

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”  – George Eliot

famous people really said

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”   Anais Nin

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”  Dhirubhai Ambani

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”  Tony Robbins

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

famous people really said

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” – Thomas Henry Huxley

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”
 Confucius

famous people really said

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Sir Winston Churchill

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Some Really Famous People Said.

“The quietest people have the loudest minds.”  – Stephen King

“Sometimes you don’t know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”  – Dr. Seuss

“There is only one way to avoid criticism:  do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”  – Aristotle

“To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people just exist.”  – Oscar Wilde

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” – Albert Einstein

“Why worry?  If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.”  – Walt Disney

“Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep you balance you must keep moving.”  – Albert Einstein

“Speak only if it improves the silence.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

“Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.”  – Bob Marley

“Remember, just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.”  – Robert Downey Jr.

“Normal is an illusion.  What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”  – Morticia Addams

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”  – Karim Seddiki

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”  – Dolly Pardon

“True friends stab you in the front.”  – Oscar Wilde

“The meaning of life is to discover your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare

“Some people die at 25 but aren’t buried until 75.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle.”  – Plato

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

“You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at.”  – Tina Fey

“Complaining about a problem without offering a solution is called whining.”  – Teddy Roosevelt

“Don’t expect your god to do for you what you don’t do for others.”  – Bob Marley

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”  – Mark Twain

“Some muddy the water to make it seem deep.”  – Friedrich Nietzsche

“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”  – C.G. Jung

Daily Dose of Inspiration – Appreciation

22 Feb 17
Truth.

A Day In The Life of A Really Famous Ballet Dancer

This video is about A Day In The Life of Sergei Polunin. Said to be the next Baryshnikov or Nureyev, or maybe even surpass them, the young Ukrainian ballet dancer has taken the world by storm. A whirlwind, exotic lifestyle you might think? Well, no matter how famous, the life of a ballet dancer is hard work, commitment, and repetition, repetition, repetition… every day. This is probably more like a day in Sergei Polunin’s life than some fans might imagine…

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15 Feb 17
Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother...

Movies I Consider Sacred

No certain order, never ending, will continue to grow:

  1.  Cité Des Enfants Perdus  (City of Lost Children)
  2. The Shipping News
  3. Grapes Of Wrath
  4. Donnie Darko
  5. Spencer’s Mountain
  6. Velvet Goldmine
  7. Orlando
  8. Crash (1996, not 2004)
  9. Moulin Rouge
  10. Young Adam
  11. Amalie
  12. To Kill A Mockingbird
  13. Nosferatu
  14. Hedwig And The Angry Inch
  15. The Red Shoes
  16. The Last Picture Show
  17. Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet
  18. Brokeback Mountain

 

1. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

2. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha

3. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha

4. “In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” – Buddha

5. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

6. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha

7. “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

8. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

9. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” – Buddha

10. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

11. “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” – Buddha

12. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

13. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” – Buddha

14. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

15. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

16. “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha

17. “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha

18. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

19. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” – Buddha

20. “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

21. “Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha

22. “When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow.” – Buddha

23. “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” – Buddha

24. “You only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha

25. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

26. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha

27. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

28. “Doubt everything. Find your own light.” – Buddha

29. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” – Buddha

30. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

31. “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” – Buddha

32. “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha

33. “In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” – Buddha

34. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha

35. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” – Buddha

36. “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha

37. “Purity or impurity depends on oneself, No one can purify another.” – Buddha

38. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

39. “True love is born from understanding.” – Buddha

40. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others” – Buddha

41. “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

42. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” – Buddha

43. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Buddha

44. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” – Buddha

45. “Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.” – Buddha

46. “To understand everything is to forgive everything” – Buddha

47. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” – Buddha

48. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky” – Buddha

49. “Patience is key. Remember: A jug fills drop by drop.” – Buddha

50. “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” – Buddha

51. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Buddha

52. “A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.” – Buddha

53. “Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.” – Buddha

54. “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” – Buddha

55. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” – Buddha

56. “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” – Buddha

57. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha

58. “The darkest night is ignorance” – Buddha

59. “I never see what has been done, I only see what remains to be done.” – Buddha

60. “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” – Buddha