Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Photo by Karen McQuilken


Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Photo by Andrew Mills, a-mills.smugmug.com | Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington



“But if you love…”


“But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise on your lips.”
— Kahlil Gibran

Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

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