The Whirlwind and the Earthquake

  ❝It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.❞  

Frederick Douglass


*Halos around the moon – or sun – are a sign of thin cirrus clouds drifting high above our heads…They are a sign of nearby storm.

Sunset sky

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

― Rabindranath TagoreStray Birds


Journey of a tear

It  might trickle slowly, timid and shy
From the inner eyelid of a song
Or down the cheek of something wonderful
A sunset on the hill, or moonlight on the lake
A rose in bloom…a drop of dew…so tiny, sweet and beautiful
It fills a cup with voiceless wonder, and deep affection
It languishes softly…with wild abandonment
And will not be tamed…

 Carrie Richards



“One does not find soul mates.. soul mates ‘happen’ unannounced in some turn of this deliciously unpredictable journey called life, often when we are not even ‘groomed for the occasion” 

― Sourabh MukherjeeAbout Matters of the Hurt: Love Stories


Guided her through

The spirit of her invisible heart

guided her through the


Gabriel Garcia Marquez



dusty cowboy

    “Love walked in the door like a dusty cowboy, and I looked that cowboy dead in his eyes and said, “I thought I shot you.” And his eyes never blinked, wavered, or watered as he said, “You did. You shot me in the leg. But you can’t kill love that easily. And today you’re going to learn how deadly Love can be.” That was over four years ago, and I’m still alive. So that was his plan all along, to serve me up a super slow death. Sort of like torture, only imperceptible and more pleasant.” ❤     

― Jarod KintzLove quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.



“I’m still going to love you, always. And in the rock-paper-scissors of life, love is rock. fear, anger, everything else…no contest.” 

― Sara ZarrHow to Save a Life


tide that never stops

“Other memories stick, no matter how much you wish they wouldn’t. They’re like a song you hate but can’t ever get completely out of your head, and this song becomes the background noise of your entire life, snippets of lyrics and lines of music floating up and then receding, a crazy kind of tide that never stops.” 

― Sara ZarrSweethearts


Stars in their jars

I crave you

the way people crave

the clouds in their mouth

and stars in their


and waves in their


and hope in their




A love like this

“We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.” 

― Nicholas Sparks