Saturday, November 30, 2013


Toronto 7 (8.29, 2013) by rchoephoto
Toronto 7 (8.29, 2013), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     The question is always: Who am I? 

     You see, if I were allowed one single cry to God, 
     that cry would be: I want to be REAL.

        Katherine Mansfield

Friday, November 29, 2013


Mississauga Chinatown 7 (2013, 6.4) by rchoephoto
Mississauga Chinatown 7 (2013, 6.4), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     When we tell a story we exercise control, 

     but in such a way as to leave a gap, an opening. 
     It is a version, but never the final one.
     And perhaps we hope that the silences will be heard 
     by someone else, and the story can continue, can be retold.

     When we write we offer the silence as much as the story. 
     Words are the part of silence that can be spoken.

        Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Toronto 5 (2013. 10.27) by rchoephoto
Toronto 5 (2013. 10.27), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Nothing in life is to be feared, 
it is only to be understood. 
Now is the time to understand more, 
so that we may fear less.

Marie Curie

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Toronto 1 (2013. 10.27) by rchoephoto
Toronto 1 (2013. 10.27), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

We're so busy watching out 
for what's just ahead of us 
that we don't take time to enjoy
where we are.

Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbs

Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Ending

Toronto 1a (2013, 10.15) by rchoephoto
Toronto 1a (2013, 10.15), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     If you want a happy ending, 
     that depends, of course, 
     on where you stop your story. 

        Orson Wells

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Toronto 3 (2013. 10.27) by rchoephoto
Toronto 3 (2013. 10.27), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

You are the traveler,
you are the path and
you are the destination.
Be careful never to lose
the way to yourSelf.

Shihab al-Din

Saturday, November 23, 2013


North Bramalea United Church by rchoephoto
North Bramalea United Church, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     Death is not extinguishing the light,
     it is only putting out the lamp

     because dawn has come.

        Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, November 22, 2013

Risk Taking

RIC_3518-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_3518-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Sometimes not having any idea where we're going
works out better than we could possibly have imagined. 

Ann Patchett, What Now?

Thursday, November 21, 2013


RIC_1044-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_1044-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     Look at everything. 
     Don't close your eyes to the world around you. 
     Look and become curious and interested  in
     what there is to see. 

        John Cage

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Five Oaks 1 (2013, 9.12) by rchoephoto
Five Oaks 1 (2013, 9.12), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     If your mind is empty,
     it is always ready for anything;
     it is open to everything.
     In the beginner's mind
     there are many possibilities,
     in the expert's mind there are few.

        Shunryu Suzuki

Monday, November 18, 2013


Toronto (2013, 10.24) by rchoephoto
Toronto (2013, 10.24), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Blessed be the longing that brought you here
And quickens your soul with wonder. 

John O’Donohue, 
Blessing for Longing

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Your Stories

Toronto 1 (2013, 11.10) by rchoephoto
Toronto 1 (2013, 11.10), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     Don't forget — no one else sees the world the way you do, 
     so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.

        Charles de Lint

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Real Jerk Restaurant (2013, 10.6) by rchoephoto
Real Jerk Restaurant (2013, 10.6), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

When the soul wishes 
To experience something, 
She throws an image 
Of the experience out 
Before her and enters into 
Her own image. 

Meister Eckhart

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Toronto 2 (2012, 9.1) by rchoephoto
Toronto 2 (2012, 9.1), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Creativity isn't the monopoly of artists,

this is the crucial fact I've come to realize and 
this broader concept of creativity is my concept of art. 

Joseph Benys

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Toronto 1 (2013, 10.3) by rchoephoto
Toronto 1 (2013, 10.3), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     Be careful which stories you expose yourself to.  ...
     The meanings you find, and the stories you hear, 
     will have an impact on how optimistic you are:
     it’s how we evolved. … If you do not know how to draw 
     positive meaning from what happens in life, 
     the neural pathways you need to appreciate good news 
     will never fire up.

        Philippa Perry

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


RCC_9595 by rchoephoto
RCC_9595, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Love doesn't die.
People do.
So, when all that's left of me
Is love,
Give me away.

Merrit Malloy, When I Die

Monday, November 11, 2013


RIC_4086 by rchoephoto

RIC_4086, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Dwell on the past, and you'll lose an eye.
Forget the past, and you'll lose both eyes.

Russian Proverb

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013


On the way to Christian Island (2013, 9.22) by rchoephoto
On the way to Christian Island (2013, 9.22), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     The wise are only wise only because they love.
     The fools are only fools only because they think
     they can understand love. 

        Paulo Coelho

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


RIC_0709-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_0709-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

We would rather be ruined than changed;
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.

W. H. Auden, The Age of Anxiety

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Miracle

Bramalea, Ontario by rchoephoto
Bramalea, Ontario, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     The miracle is that we are here,
     that no matter how undone we've been the night before,
     we wake up every morning and are still here.  
     It is phenomenal just to be.

        Anne Lamott, Stitches 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013


RIC_6978-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_6978-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

I am not saying that it would be lovely if we could be
connected; I am saying, we are connected. Whether 
or not I like the idea, you belong to me. We belong 
to all creatures, and all creatures belong to us. 

N. Gordon Cosby, 
Seized by the Power of a Great Affection

Friday, November 1, 2013


RIC_1535-1 by rchoephoto

RIC_1535-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

History isn't only what happens to us.
History is what we make happen. 
Each of us. 
All of us. 

Milton Meltzer