The gaze is a singular act

“In a world myriad as ours, the gaze is a singular act; to look at something is to fill your whole life with it, if only briefly.” ~ Ocean Vuong
swdt str
Photo by Richard Fogg

Not trying to impress

“Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” ~ Dale Carnegie

brdz horsPhoto by Richard Fogg

One reason

“One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” ~ Dale Carnegie

Photo by Richard Fogg

Be Yourself

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Photo by Richard Fogg

Downy came and dwelt with me

lil pek bg hole (1)
Photo by Richard Fogg

Downy came and dwelt with me,
Taught me hermit lore;
Drilled his cell in oaken tree
Near my cabin door.

Carved it deep and shaped it true
With his little bill;
Took no thought about the view,
Whether dale or hill.

Shook the chips upon the ground,
Careless who might see,
Hark! his hatchet’s muffled sound
Hewing in the tree.

Round his door as compass-mark,
True and smooth his wall;
Just a shadow on the bark
Points you to his hall.
~ John Burroughs