The truth is…

The truth is…
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life)
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

— Frank Herbert (Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1))
The truth is

I am paralysed by fear
It is a dark

Horrific monster

Leaning over me

So very close
Sucking my breath

From dry, cracked lips
I wait for my heart to stop

For my sight to darken
For time to still

For my life to end
So I can begin again

Stonehenge, circa 1985


The years teach much which the days never knew. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
~ T.S. Eliot, 1943

*The photo of Stonehenge was taken by me on my first trip to England in 1985 with my Olympus OM1.

Happy Halloween! Blessed Samhain!

“A year of beauty. A year of plenty.
A year of planting. A year of harvest.
A year of forests. A year of healing.
A year of vision. A year of passion.
A year of rebirth.

This year may we renew the earth.
This year may we renew the earth.

Let it begin with each step we take.
And let it begin with each change we make.
And let it begin with each chain we break.
And let it begin every time we awake.”

~ Starhwak, Reclaiming Samhain

Happy Halloween!! A day for dancing, a day for remembering, a day for saying good bye, a day for saying hello…