I am an earthen vessel..

..In comparative form I am the lesser bodied then the celestial. Under the firmament I was fashioned, just beneath the angels I was impassioned. I am Made Greater bodied by HIS love, Made Greater bodied then the host's above. all that has been conceived, was conceived for HIMSELF to please.

I was to paradise lost - I am to paradise found.

I am Enamored, I am preserved, I am released, I am Raptured..this is all I know of my history. As for my destiny to come...like what is and what will be?

My conclusion is only Elohim's LOVE for me.

I come, I come! ye have called me long,
I come o’er the mountain with light and song:
Ye may trace my step o’er the wakening earth,
By the winds which tell of the violet’s birth,
By the primrose–stars in the shadowy grass,
By the green leaves, opening as I pass.

—Felicia Hemans (via itsquoted)

We are never present with, but always beyond ourselves. Fear, desire, and hope are still pushing us on towards the future.

—Michel de Montaigne (via itsquoted)

To us art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risk.

—Mark Rothko (via itsquoted)

We are only vulnerable and ridiculous through our pretensions.

—Delphine de Girardine (via itsquoted)

Summers twilightShot with Nikon Nikkormat camera
on Kodak Ektar 100 film

Summers twilight

Shot with Nikon Nikkormat camera

on Kodak Ektar 100 film

Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.

—Greta Garbo (via itsquoted)

To sit on rocks, to muse o’er flood and fell,
To slowly trace the forest’s shady scene,
Where things that own not man’s dominion dwell,
And mortal foot hath ne’er or rarely been;
To climb the trackless mountain all unseen,
With the wild flock that never needs a fold;
Alone o’er steeps and foaming falls to lean;
This is not solitude, ’tis but to hold
Converse with nature’s charms,
And view her stores unrolled.

—Lord Byron (via itsquoted)

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. Yonder palace was raised by single stones, yet you see its height and spaciousness. He that shall walk with vigour three hours a day will pass in seven years a space equal to the circumference of the globe.

—Samuel Johnson (via itsquoted)

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.

—Søren Kierkegaard (via itsquoted)