Monday, 18 August 2008

18th August
"The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack."
~Aurelius Marcus

I decided to join Shimelle’s Scrap Your Day project in July.
The aim is to scrap the 25th day of each month.
It has been ready on my desk to complete for over a week now,
Maybe today will be the day I finish it!!
Being ready in life is what I do best but getting things completed is another matter.

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“We are always getting ready to live, but never living”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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17th August
"Every person in this life has something to teach me -- and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening.”~ Catherine Doucette; author

Listening to all that goes on around me I like to think I have learnt a lot about life and everything it offers.
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“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

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16th August
"Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.”
~ Frank Tyger

It is always good to know when to listen rather than talk.!!!

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“Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker. When someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judging, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand.”
~Sue Patton Thoele
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15th August
Nothing feeds the center of being so much as creative work.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I certainly enjoy my creative work but think that time management to do it is seriously lacking commodity in my life.
So I think from now on I will ignore housework!!!
Here I am playing with mirrors!

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Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. ~Ansel Adams
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14th August
Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
-Emory Austin

My singing voice is not one I share with others often, for that they are grateful.

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Singing is a way of escaping. It's another world. I'm no longer on earth.
~Edith Piaf
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13th August
The world is grand, awfully big and astonishingly beautiful, frequently thrilling.
~Dorothy Kilgallen

Being at one with nature is always thrilling, especially if I have my camera in my hand.
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"The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.”
~ Jules Henri Poincaré
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12th August
"Remember the feeling as a child when you woke up and morning smiled? It's time you felt like that again." ~Taj Mahal

Just to face a new day through the eyes of a child would be brilliant, you wake up for the day not what might happen tomorrow or what did happen yesterday but full of the anticipation of what will happen today. If only life could be like that everyday!

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“Children learn to smile from their parents.”
~Shinichi Suzuki
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17 comments:

knitkath said...

Brilliant pics, and words! Agree with forgetting the HW, it is always there!

Cass said...

Fab photos and quotes as always.Like the one about ears not getting you in trouble.Think I'm more of a listener.

Cass xxx

Beejay said...

Lovely pictures as usual. Great takes on the prompts.

Mary B said...

Some brilliant photos here I especially like the playing around with mirrors one.
love the second quote you used for day 226 as well.

Claire aka Feline said...

Gorgeous photos...I particularly like the camera and tripod reflected in the mirrow, great effect :) xxx

Sue said...

Some Fab quotes...I LOVE the one about not always feeling like singing but sing anyway:)
(((hugs)))

Linda Elbourne said...

Gorgeous photos and I love the quote about children learning to smile - inspired post as ever Shirley XXX

Minty Magic said...

Oh Shirley how come you take such fabby photos?

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Fab photos! I've just got a new camera - I hope I can take pictures as good as yours. Love the mirror shot!
I wish I was a better listener - something I need to work on!!!

moomoo said...

Really lovely photo's Shirley.So pleased to see you back on 365!
I like the way you do this weekly.

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

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Funcrops said...

Great blog to visit ofen.
XXX

Kay said...

Shirley these are superb again hun. I love the cloud one and the mirror reflection especially.

Rosemary said...

Gorgous pics love the clouds one and all your inspirational quotes

Inspiration Alley said...

As usual your photos and quotes are inspiring and have helped me. Hope you are well. I have so much to catch up on, but will spend some time catching up on your blog later.

Anne said...

Shirley, I just love your blog - there are some wonderful photos and very inspirational quotes. Really makes you think :)

Annie-Dee

Steph said...

I have missed your blog so much! I love your photos and the additional qoutes you come up with too

Fab as always