“She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there
and there’s nothing there”
― Julia Gregson, East of the Sun
Source: “I swim in a sea of words. They flow around me and through me and, by a process that is not fully clear to me, some delicate hidden membrane draws forth the stuff that is the necessary condition of my life.” GERALDINE, BROOKS – The Boyer Lectures 2011
– Albert Schweitzer “The same sun that rises over castles and welcomes the day Spills over buildings into the streets where orphans play And only You can see the good in broken things You too…
Source: Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Beatrix Potter “Once you leave out all the bullshit they teach you in school, life gets really simple.” ― George Carlin, Brain Droppings
Source: JANUARY 20 2013 : Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
“The ocean has always been a salve to my soul…the best thing for a cut or abrasion was to go swimming in salt water. Later down the road of life, I made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land.” Jimmy Buffett
Source: Kayakers roll over and do it again … swimmers just sink.
“All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.” Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows…
Source: “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
Tamora Pierce, Squire “It was like she was MADE of cake, light and pretty and decorated on the outside-with her sweet laugh and pink streak to her hair-but it was anyone’s guess what was on…
Source: “There is a saying in the Islands. Beware the women of the warrior class, for all they touch is both decorative and deadly.-Yuki”