One of my favourite authors.

“But I understand what they meant, and have spent a lifetime learning to believe in things that can never burn down. I can invest my heart’s desire and the work of my hands in things that will outlive me. Although it grieves me that houses are burning. I have fallen in love with a river that runs through a desert, a rain forest at the edge of night, the right of a species to persist in its own wild place, and the words i might assemble to tell their stories. I’ve fallen in love with freedom regardless, and the entitlement of a woman to get a move on, equipped with boots that fit and opinions that might matter. The treasures I carry closest to my heart are the things I can’t own: the curve of a five year old’s forehead in profile, and the vulnerable expectation in the hand that reaches for mine as we cross the street. The wake-up call of birds in a forest. The intensity of the light fifteen minutes before the end of the day; the colour wash of a sunset on mountains; the ripe sphere of the same sun hanging low in a dusty sky in a breathtaking photograph from Afghanistan. In my darkest times, I need to walk, sometimes alone in some green place. Other people must share this ritual. For some I suppose it must be the path through a particular set of city streets, a comforting architecture; for me it’s the need to stare at moving water until my mind comes to rest on nothing at all. ” – Barbara kingsolver.

“I have stories of things I believe in: a persistent river, a forest on the edge of night, the religion inside a seed, the startle of wingbeats when a spark of red life flies against all reason out of the darkness. One child, one bear. I’d like to speak of small wonders, and the possibility of taking heart.” – Barbara kingsolver

2 Comments »

  1. i love your pictures! They are so amazing! You inspire me..

    Comment by swati — November 4, 2010 @ 7:30 am
  2. thank you so much 🙂

    Comment by Mel — November 5, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

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