It is an honour for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarrelling. Prov 20:3

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Once I set traps,

but they’re far too clever,

keeping just out of reach of my pen.

And if I had caught them

where would I dare let them go?

Not on a genteel suburban street,

these wild and jealous shadows.

So I shut up the ceiling for good.

Now we will never escape.

Jeri Kroll


foto – raleigh water park and international raceway 2010 april

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.

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I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.  Audrey Hepburn.

foto – affeection in raleigh 2010

The kingfisher came darting out of his crannied nest, And the bulrushes and reed-beds put off their sallow grey And burnt with cloudy crimson at dawning of the day. James Lister Cuthbertson

The Australian Sunrise


Waking up in the morning, I vow with all beings
to be ready for sparks of the Dharma
from flowers or children or birds.
Robert Aitken

foto – sunrise at raleigh 2010