Friday, July 29, 2011

Poetry Friday

When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

~ Mary Oliver ~

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it.

~ Sting ~

Chart courtesy Open Clip Art Library.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Joy of Dancing

Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time.

~ Ginger Rogers ~

And it's the rare one who can sing and dance and do both well. --KK

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's As Good a Reason As Any

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.

~ Isak Dinesen ~

Monday, July 25, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

~ From Punky Dunk and the Gold Fish by Anonymous ~

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Technology is a set of habits, and they can be good or bad for you.

~ Lauren Cerand ~

Image courtesy Open Clip Art Library.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Poetry Friday

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Only Real Reason to Write!

Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.

~ Jack Kerouac ~

Photo by wallyg.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

~ Joseph Addison ~

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


There are an estimated 122,101 libraries of all kinds in the United States today.

~ American Library Association Library Fact Sheet 1 ~

Monday, July 18, 2011


After being in Harry Potter, I believe a bit more in magic than I did before.

~ Rupert Grint ~

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Then Tabitha Twitchit came down the garden and found her kittens on the wall with no clothes on.

~ Beatrix Potter from The Tale of Tom Kitten ~

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Simple Truth

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.

~ Satchel Paige ~

Photo by zinetv.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Poetry Friday

Efficient use of language is one of the major hallmarks of poetry. For the poet, this means avoiding clumsy or pointless repetition by saying things forcefully and right the first time. It means avoiding abstractions and generalizations in favor of presenting the scene which generated the abstraction. It means that each gesture has its point and no moment of the poem is wasted.

~ Ed Ochester ~

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Friend

A friend--one soul, two bodies.

~ Chinese proverb ~

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Land of Dreams

In almost all of our family trees we have someone who was brave enough--sometimes crazy enough--to leave his or her home country to come to this land of dreams.

~ Lisa See ~

Image courtesy Library of Congress.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Monday, July 11, 2011


Did any artist ever bring more pure joy to more people than Fred Astaire?

~ Jack Kroll ~

Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote


The rain is raining everywhere,
          Kittens to shelter fly—-
But Human Folk wear overshoes,
          To keep their hind paws dry.

Oliver Herford from The Kitten's Garden of Verses

Saturday, July 9, 2011

As the 2012 Election Season Begins...

the bees got their
governmental system settled
millions of years ago
but the human race is still

~ Don Marquis from archy and mehitabel ~

Friday, July 8, 2011

Poetry Friday

I don't know whether a poem has be there to help to develop something. I think it's there for itself, for what the reader finds in it.

~ Marilyn Hacker ~

Thursday, July 7, 2011


It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.

~ John Paul Jones ~

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Trails to You!

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

~ Edward Abbey ~

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own.

~ Charles Scribner, Jr. ~

Photo by Overduebook.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

the big cat sleeps
in the same seat...
with the doll

~ Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue ~

Photo by .. marta ..

Saturday, July 2, 2011


You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

~ Mark Twain ~

Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Poetry Friday

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

~ Thomas Gray ~