Monday, March 13, 2017

TRANQUILITY

Photos by Ken Marshall
Collage by Jim Swilley

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician with you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran



Monday, January 23, 2017

GOLDEN

Photos by Ken Marshall
Collage by Jim Swilley

“Perfection is a paradigm meant to keep us striving and learning and growing. Like a wondrous sunset, perfection may be beyond our reach, but it is within our view and well worth seeking after.” 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

NOEL...

Photos by Ken Marshall
Collage by Jim Swilley


"City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style

In the air there's a feeling of Christmas

Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you hear
Silver bells, silver bells 

It's Christmas time in the city

Ring-a-ling, 

Hear them ring, 
Soon it will be Christmas day
Strings of street lights, even stoplights

Blinkin' bright red and green

As the shoppers rush home with their treasures

Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch
This is Santa's big day
And above all this bustle you hear
Silver bells…"
Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

PRIDE...

Photos by Ken Marshall
Collage by Jim Swilley



I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.  

- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, November 6, 2016

YELLOW...

Photos by Ken Marshall
Collage by Jim Swilley

"We find from experience that yellow excites a warm and agreeable impression.... The eye is gladdened, the heart expanded and cheered, a glow seems at once to breathe toward us." 
- JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

Thursday, November 3, 2016

IVORY...

Photos by Ken Marshall
Collage by Jim Swilley
"White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white." 
- G. K. Chesterton