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“The unwelcome November rain had perversely stolen the day's last hour and pawned it with that ancient fence, the night.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness - John Keats

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

'Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.' Helen Keller.

'For my part I know nothing with any certainty...'

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem. Gandhi.

It was no use. Sicily, 2011.

“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” Jesse Jackson

To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. Dalai Lama

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James

I wish they would only take me as I am -Vincent Van Gogh

Go as far as you can, then take another step

"Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure."— Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

"Sweet Thames run softly till I end my song." Edmund Spenser

Time and tide wait for no man.

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” ― Frida Kahlo

There's a sketch at every turn. (J. M. W. Turner)

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

Above the hills, along the blue, Round the bright air with footing true, (from Summer Sun. Robert Louis Stevenson)

"To find new things, take the path you took yesterday."-   John Burroughs

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever. - Francois Mauriac

“The Thames Shouldered its way past Blackfriars Bridge, impatient with the ancient piers, no longer the passive stream that slid past Chelsea Marina, but a rush of ugly water that had scented the open sea and was ready to make a run for it.” ― J.G. Ballard, Millennium People

“Now I know that our world is no more permanent than a wave rising on the ocean. Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper.” ― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

A lot on my plate

Let your spirit soar.

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson

'From Death's Cold Shadow Fly'

"I wander thro' each charter'd street, / Near where the charter'd Thames does flow / And mark in every face I meet / Marks of weakness, marks of woe." Blake

“The year you were born marks only your entry into the world. Other years where you prove your worth, they are the ones worth celebrating.” ― Jarod Kintz

Snowy trees were gifts on swiftly seen small town squares. (fron TheTrain Ride in Winter Snow- Gail Sweeney)

 "I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . . “    - Georgia O’Keeffe