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[ All credit to mce_30, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

 

“Little by little, one travels far.”

 

[ J. R. R. Tolkien ]

157 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to jhartho, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

 

“Do not let yourself be bothered by the inconsequential.

 

One has only so much time in this world,

so devote it to the work and the people most important to you,

to those you love and things that matter.

 

One can waste half a lifetime with people one doesn’t really like,

or doing things when one would be better off somewhere else.”

 

[ Louis L’Amour Ride the River ]

156 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to andrew and hobbes, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

 

“Fairness, does not govern life and death.

If it did, no good person would ever die young.”

 

[ Mitch AlbomThe Five People You Meet in Heaven ]

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[ All credit to carlos_ar2000, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

 

“Making a record is a lot like surgery without an anesthetic.

 

You first have to cut yourself up the middle.

 

Then you have to rip out every single organ, every single part and lay them on a table.

 

You then need to examine the parts, and the reality of the situation hits you.

 

You find yourself saying things like

“I didn’t know that part was so ugly.”

Or

“I better get a professional opinion about that.”

 

You go to bed hollow and then back into the operating room the next day

. . .facing every fear,

every disgusting thing you hate about yourself.

 

Then you pop it all back in, sew yourself shut and perform

. . . you perform like your life depended on it

 

—-and in those perfect moments you find beauty you never knew existed.

 

You find yourself and you friends all over again,

you find something to fight for,

something to love.

 

Something to show the world.”

 

[ Gerard Way ]

146 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to Phil, who most generously permitted me to use one of his pictures ]

“Dogs are our link to paradise.

They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,

where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”

[ Milan Kundera ]

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[ All credit to m.r. nelson, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

“Why change?

Everyone has his own style.

When you have found it, you should stick to it.”

[ Audrey Hepburn ]