"Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself."
–Thomas Merton (with gratitude to Whiskey River)
Gorgeous beadwork for Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter skating to music by The Barry Sisters for their short dance at the 2013 Junior Grand Prix Final.
This happens to be my son pictured here! Credit where credit is due: the costumes were made by Del Arbour - http://www.delarbour.com
The Moment Of Beauty Is Pure Wonder
by Gray Scott
"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives." - Albert Einstein
“We all have a thirst for wonder. It’s a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I’m saying is, you don’t have to make stories up, you don’t have to exaggerate. There’s wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature’s a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.” ― Carl Sagan, Contact
source: Serious Wonder
The Dance at Alder Cove - Youth/Father/Geezer - I see you