Developing Wings…Shoot and Quote (and a Senryu)

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAon the blue horizon
flying in his crisalidis
the cliff jumper

Written for Ese’s Shoot and Quote

Sunday Shoot and Quote for Ese

“Sometimes it just feels really really wonderful to be alive.”
― Doug Coupland

“There was a skyness to the sky and a nowness to the world that he had never seen or felt or realized before.”
― Neil Gaiman, Stardust

Ese this Sunday chose alive as her quote research prompt, and there is a lot of material out there to choose from.  I chose these two…the first is just so obvious…I or you could have said it and there was not need for Doug Coupland for these words…but I liked it, probably because I could and have said it may times!

The there’s the second quote.  Ah, here Neil Gaiman captures something that the first quote doesn’t offer…feeling, and the feeling that’s there is the wonder of being vitally alive!

These are some of the moments that I’ve felt alive…in Padua and Riva del Garda.  Nothing really special, but the air was full of life, or I was!

Have a great week people feeling alive!

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Memories

“I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.”

Beryl Markham, West with the Night  (Good Reads)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACreated for: Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Memories

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Intangible



Prompt 14 – Intagible

intangibleYour most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible.  No one can take them.  You, and you alone, can give them.  You will receive abundance for your giving.

W. Clement Stone

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Allure

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge this week is Allure!

Women’s strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.

William Moulton Marston

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