Art for Inspiration: The Garden Parasol by Frederick Carl Frieseke

"The Garden Parasol," c1910
by Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874 - 1939)

Tris: I was reading.
Sandry: You're always reading. The only way people can ever talk to you is to interrupt.
Tris: Then maybe they shouldn't talk to me.
Tamora Pierce, Briar's Book

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Lao Tzu

St. Augustine said, "The very pleasures of human life men acquire by difficulties." There are times when the entire arrangement of our existence is disrupted and we long then for just one ordinary day - seeing our ordinary life as greatly desirable, even wonderful, in the light of the terrible disruption that has taken place. Difficulty opens our eyes to pleasures we had taken for granted.
Elisabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart

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