An Amplified Life

“A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself.” —- Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic Advertisements

No Limits

“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

The Smallest Thing

To be great, be whole; Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you. Be whole in everything. Put all you are Into the smallest thing you do. So, in each lake the moon shines with splendor Because it blooms up above.” ― Fernando Pessoa

Slow

“I wanted to slow time down. I wanted to pull each minute apart and find ways to slow down the seconds into something more like forever.” ~~~Roxane Gay

Favorite Books

“I said the words I wanted to say, then poured water upon the ground and dug deep, inserting stones. As we laid our flowers we could hear the distant sound of the muezzin calling the people to prayer.” ~~~ Patti Smith, M Train