This treacherous, beautiful river-like journey of life defines who we are. We are fish leaving the safety of our shells to live life for what it is now. Every one of us, like shining fish, collectively make a beautifully unique school, none quite like the other. Some more black, some more white, some with spots and some with stripes, but it takes every last one to make life beautiful. But, within the perfection of the fins, lies a bottom feeder. An ugly truth that reveals they’re only flawed animals and just the same as everyone else. Seasons come and change and with each change something new is forgotten. Live for you, for this life now! Do it not for the sake of pleasing others or for the sake of being remembered, but live for the sake of living and love for the sake of loving. It’s this season that matters. I have left my shell and wiggled my fins to venture out on my own unique journey to be beautifully different because I am.





~ “If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends”~

Rivers move in majesty
It’s the journey of a life time
I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty


Lo, there I stand
Treasuring the secret of my sin
Evil; the nature of mankind
Evil; my only happiness


The journey of a life time
Is so unfair

paintings of Mountain of the Holy Cross by Thomas Moran
paintings of Mountain of the Holy Cross by Thomas Moran

My dearest faith,
If you’re cheating
And advancing on Chaos and the Dark
Why don’t you train the enemy to cheat intelligently?


You will learn to defeat the enemy
Speak what I think in hard words
Understand our quest for harmonyBe a brother to the insensible rock

I am a part or particle of God
Man is God in ruins
Thou didst create all things
And God said, let there be light
Be warm for them, suns; be fertile for them, planets
Blossom, trees; ripen, fields




~“The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart”~

In the greenest of the valleys,
By good angels tenanted

My love and my faith,
Speak a various language,
A voice of gladness, and a smile
And eloquence of beauty


Imperfection is beauty
I conceiv'd the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection
But, all my talk of taking action, these words were never true
On the whole, I never arrived at the perfection

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In the end, it doesn’t even matter
Because you’re beautiful, every little piece
Beautiful in your own nature
It’s not what you do, it’s why


Why are you alive?
You live to be the ruler of life
A tool to mankind
You’re really going to be someone


Be a soloist over a harmonic structure;
Every instrument has its own unique 'envelope';
Together with its
unique set of harmonics,

Music is what life sounds like

Music is the speech of angels
a discordant melodya heavenly hearta silent lute pictures on silence poetry of the airit resonates and sounds

~“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today”~

There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look
They light the universe with their admonishing smile
They say you ought to seriously re-examine your life,
To live deliberately
Not discover that you had not lived


Yesterday is history tomorrow is a mystery,
Today?
Today’s a gift and not a given right
I'm quite aware we're dying


If you look you will see,
By God's grace, the shining sun is up;
This world is a beautiful accident,
Don't waste it away;
Most people spend their time just floating


Enjoy the little things in life,
For one day you may look back and realize they were the big things


~“The journey is the reward”~


The power to be strong, the wisdom to be wise
Will come to you in time
So, tell everybody I'm on my way
And I’m loving every step I take!


The blue skies ahead,
With earth and her waters, and the depths of air
We are secured under the spirit of times!
The tide rises, the tide falls
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Nothing is said in stone,
Tomorrow is a new day,


In the end,
How little there was to remember!
We ask only this,
That you remember us not as enemies



My evil destiny pursued me,
I hid my face for sorrow
Hiding from the truth!


Dying sinners cried aloud for me
My lies are more dependable than the truth
Let there be light!
Even God cannot change the truth


I don't have murder in my heart I will tell the truth
Always doing what I’m afraid to do,

Learning to defeat the enemy,
Treasuring the secret of my sin,
The lover of uncontained and immortal beauty,
It’s the journey of a life time


I stand!
I’m a part of God!


A few hours' ride brought us to the banks of the river,
How lovely the river is!
It seems to me like a living companion while I wander along the bank, and listen to its voice . . .
Forever changing, forever growing, forever dying




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