Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

in a heartbeat

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” 

  Sarah Dessen
 The Truth About Forever

Sunday, March 24, 2013

keep me in your heart.

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, 
keep me in your heart. 
I’ll stay there forever”


Winnie-the-Pooh

Saturday, March 23, 2013

noble kind of love

"Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable, and noble kind of love." 
Delmore Schwartz

Friday, March 22, 2013

between shadow and soul

"I love you between shadow and soul. I love you as the plant that hasn't bloomed yet, and carries hidden within itself the light of flowers. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. Because of you, the dense fragrance that rises from the earth lives in my body, rioting with hunger for the eternity of our victorious kisses."
Pablo Neruda
 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

occupy our hearts and offer our love

"It is time to occupy our hearts and offer our love to this world. Tapping into our hearts, connecting our hearts, strengthening our hearts. The time is NOW!"

 Filiz Telek

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

love scars

"Hate leaves ugly scars, but love leaves beautiful ones."
Mignon McLaughlin
 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

ready to dance

When lovers of life get ready to dance, the earth shakes and the sky trembles.

 Rumi

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

love them

“You cannot save people. You can only love them.” 
Anaïs Nin

Friday, March 8, 2013

IWD :: a strong woman


IWD :: gratitude


IWD :: Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter
a cultural icon, originated as an image representing women working in factories during World War II.  
Rosie continues to represent women's capability & independence. 

IWD :: vintage Soviet poster

The 1932 Soviet poster dedicated to the 8th of March holiday. The text reads: "8th of March is the day of rebellion of the working women against kitchen slavery" and "Down with the oppression and narrow-mindedness of household work!". Originally in the USSR the holiday had a clear political character, emphasizing the role of the Soviet state in the liberation of women from their second-class-citizen status.

IWD :: Hillary Rodham Clinton


a couple of years old, but still so relevant

i am woman :: Helen Reddy


international women's day


IWD :: The Famous Five

some of my personal Canadian female heroes
These women challenged the British North America Act's definition of 'person' to include women. 
Thank you!
Sadly, the image of these powerful change makers was removed from the design of the new $50 bill.  
If you come across an older, pre-polymer $50 bill, you can find these great women the back.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

the kindess & strength of strangers


An excerpt from the US television show 'This Hidden Camera'
Not my cup of tea, but a beautiful reminder of the importance of using our voices in 
expressing kindness & strength.  
Even to strangers.  
Sometimes they need it the most.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

inner peace

We have to think and see how we can fundamentally change our education system so that we can train people to develop warm-heartedness early on in order to create a healthier society. I don’t mean we need to change the whole system, just improve it. We need to encourage an understanding that inner peace comes from relying on human values like, love, compassion, tolerance and honesty, and that peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace.
Dalai Lama

Sunday, March 3, 2013

You can only decide how you are going to live

"You don’t get to choose how you are going to die. 
Or when. 
You can only decide how you are going to live. 
Now."
Joan Baez

Friday, March 1, 2013

tunnel of love


tunnel of love
In addition to serving as a train route, the tunnel is used by lovers to make a wish – it is said that if they are sincere in their love, their wishes will come true.

Kleven, Ukraine