“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ― John Donne

"Don't take life so seriously. It's not like you're going to get out of it alive."

"Love is not far away; it is as close as your heart."–Swami Kripalu

Secretary-General's Message

21 September 2013
The International Day of Peace is a time for reflection – a day when we reiterate our belief in non-violence and call for a global ceasefire.  We ask people everywhere to observe a minute of silence, at noon local time, to honour those killed in conflict and the survivors who live with daily trauma and pain.
This year we are highlighting Education for Peace.  Education is vital for fostering global citizenship and building peaceful societies.
In June, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl targeted for assassination by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to education, came to the United Nations.  Malala said: “One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world.”  These are our most powerful weapons. 
That is why, last year, I launched the Global Education First Initiative.  Every girl and every boy deserves to receive a quality education and learn the values that will help them to see themselves as part of a global community.
Governments and development partners are working to get every child in school and learning well to equip them for life in the 21st century.  There is new momentum in countries with the greatest needs, such as those affected by conflict, which are home to half of all children lacking education.  But we must do more – much more.  Fifty-seven million children are still denied an education.  Millions more need better schooling.
Educating the poorest and most marginalized children will require bold political leadership and increased financial commitment.  Yet aid for education has dropped for the first time in a decade.  We must reverse this decline, forge new partnerships, and bring much greater attention to the quality of education.
On this International Day of Peace, let us pledge to teach our children the value of tolerance and mutual respect.  Let us invest in the schools and teachers that will build a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity.  Let us fight for peace and defend it with all our might.
Ban Ki-moon

At noon (everyone's local time) people around the world will observe a minute of silence...for a global ceasefire, to honor those killed in conflicts, for survivors of trauma, to just be at peace.

Oliver the Awful aboard the Flying Lizzie.

A Message from your Angels...

You are receiving this message because you have been asking for assistance.

Are you a healer who is questioning your abilities? Then we are here to tell you that you are a gifted healer and you are on the right path. Set your intentions to understand and use your gifts to their fullest capacity. Trust this gift you have been given.

If you have health concerns, be assured the healing process has begun. Set your intentions clearly on allowing your body to receive the healing you seek. The energy of health and restoration surrounds you.

Trust your process.

~ Path of the Soul

"In the midst of the deepest darkest night, act as if morning has already come."

--The Talmud

"In one of the Upanishads it says, when the glow of a sunset holds you and you say 'Aha,' that is the recognition of the divinity. And when you say 'Aha' to an art object, that is a recognition of divinity. And what divinity is it? It is your divinity, which is the only divinity there is. We are all phenomenal manifestations of a divine will to live, and that will and the consciousness of life is one in all of us, and that is what artwork expresses."

Joseph Campbell, “Creativity,” The Mythic Dimension, p.154

My Myers Briggs Personality is ISTJ.

Introverted 89% Sensing 12%Thinking 38% Judging 44%

This sad text from a friend made me cry tonight: "I laid Mugsy to rest today. He was the best dog I could have ever asked for. I was happy to share him with you guys." 

"It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful." ~David Rast

"Awwww. Just let Pluto be a planet."

"If you don't have Monet, you're probably Baroque."

"Support the arts. Buy my paintings."


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