Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day One Hundred Seventeen

28 years.

Copyright 2010.  Jockey's Ridge -- Kitty Hawk, North Carolina -- 9/10
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*Here I'm singing Happy Birthday,
better think about the wish I make,
this year gone by ain't been a piece of cake.

Every day's a revolution,
pull it together and it comes undone.
Just one more candle and a trip around the sun...

I'm just hangin' on while this old world keeps spinnin'
and it's good to know it's out of my control.
If there's one thing that I've learned from all this living,
it's that it wouldn't change a thing if I let go.*

-- Jimmy Buffett and Martina McBride --
Trip Around the Sun

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day One Hundred Sixteen

Copyright 2010.  The last flowers of the season -- Lexington Cemetery, 10-23-10
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*Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.*

-- Harriet Tubman --

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day One Hundred Fifteen

Copyright 2010.  Fall in Kentucky (taken at the Lexington Cemetary 10-23-10)
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*Bittersweet October.  The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.*

-- Carol Bishop Hipps -- 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day One Hundred Fourteen

* Continuing on with pics from our recent trip to the Outer Banks, NC *
Still have a few to go :)

Copyright 2010.  Ramshackle building out past the Bodie Island Light
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Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.

-- Erik H. Erikson --

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day One Hundred Thirteen

Copyright 2010.  Dogs playing in the surf in Nags Head.
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day One Hundred Thirteen

Copyright 2010.  My cousin Laura walking on the beach in Nags Head.
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*All right... what I do is... I watch people.  Do you ever watch someone who doesn't know that you're watching 'em?   An old lady on the street corner, or some kids getting on a bus to school.  Well... they stand there and you look, and all of a sudden this flash comes over them, and you know it has nothing to do with anything external... because that hasn't changed.  They just suddenly become realer and more alive.

If you look at someone long enough, you can discover their humanity."

-- As Good As It Gets --

Monday, October 4, 2010

Day One Hundred Twelve

Copyright 2010.  The Currituck Lighthouse
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*Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.* 

-- Margaret Laurence --

Friday, October 1, 2010

Day One Hundred Eleven

Copyright 2010.  An egret or 'Great White Heron', resting in the grass in Duck, NC.
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*When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be -- I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.  I come into the peace of of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief.  I come into the presence of still water and I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light.  For a time I rest in the grace of the world... and am free.*

-- Wendell Berry --