voluntary confinement . . .

“Don’t forget either, you unhappy man, that voluntary confinement is a great deal harder to bear than compulsory.”

~Anton Chekhov

“barrier or threshold . . .?

dlb_Barrier-2“The restless adventurer within me stands eye-to-eye with the fear that has stepped directly in my path. And the thing I absolutely must not do is to blink first.”

~Craig D. Lounsbrough

moths . . .

“The Moth don’t care when he sees The Flame.
He might get burned, but he’s in the game.
And once he’s in, he can’t go back, he’ll
Beat his wings ’til he burns them black…
No, The Moth don’t care when he sees The Flame. . .
The Moth don’t care if The Flame is real,
‘Cause Flame and Moth got a sweetheart deal.
And nothing fuels a good flirtation,
Like Need and Anger and Desperation…
No, The Moth don’t care if The Flame is real. . . ”

~Aimee Mann
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Horizons . . .

“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.” 

~Ralph Waldo Emersonheather-brown-bw-wm

she danced there with her poems . . .

“She had long hair and
wild, wild eyes and
she danced and pranced up
there with her poems…”

~ Charles Bukowski, from War All The Time (Poems 1981-1984

Does anything happen by coincidence?

“I don’t think that anything happens by coincidence… No one is here by accident… Everyone who crosses our path has a message for us. Otherwise they would have taken another path, or left earlier or later. The fact that these people are here means that they are here for some reason”…”