If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.
-- Henry David Thoreau
|The road home|
|I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live|
than other things do.
-- Willa Cather, 1913
Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
-- Rabinbranath Tagore, "Fireflies," 1928
Never wanted to fall asleep because it meant missing time with you.It might be a good idea to look at the people we love through the lens of those words.
All I really want to do is ... feel proud of the handful of images that are really good -- and there are a few.
Excellence is being willing to take risks. Perfectionism is being overly cautious and fearful. (February 20th)
Excellence results in feelings of personal power. Perfectionism results in anger and frustration. (March 31st)
Excellence is spontaneous. Perfectionism results in control and conformity. (April 11th)
Excellence results in giving. Perfectionism results in taking. (Didn't write down the date for that one.)
Excellence results in quiet confidence. Perfectionism results in doubt.
Perfectionism doesn't make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate.
|Photographed at the Hudson River|
Maritime Museum, Kingston NY
Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another. -- Seth Godin
|The Hudson River at the Storm King|
|Rose Island Lighthouse, Newport RI|
The portaging of the fifty-ton schooner was done by Achille Cadotte who went to work as though he was moving a house. With a set of rollers, a horse and a capstan he hauled the Algonquin out of the water, cribbed her up in timbers and started her on her slow voyage over what is now Sault Ste Marie’s Water Street. The vessel moved five lengths a day, crawling along in snowstorms and bitter weather past the houses, shops and taverns of the little town. She took three and a half months to make that mile-long portage. But with the break-up of ice in April the Algonquin dipped her hull in the cold blue waters of Lake Superior and began her historic voyages. (163)
|4:30, Sunday morning, 3 June|
enroute to Manitowoc WI
|2:30, Monday morning, 4 June|