“Stop-Look-Go…if you’re grateful, you’re not fearful, and if you’re not fearful, you’re not violent. If you’re grateful, you act out of a sense of enough and not of a sense of scarcity, and you are willing to share. If you are grateful, you are enjoying the differences between people, and you are respectful to everybody, and that changes this power pyramid under which we live.”  
David Steindl-Rast: from Ted Talk, ‘Want to be happy? Be grateful’

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static&utm_content=awesm-publisher&awesm=on.ted.com_gratefulness&utm_source=tumblr.com

“Stop-Look-Go…if you’re grateful, you’re not fearful, and if you’re not fearful, you’re not violent. If you’re grateful, you act out of a sense of enough and not of a sense of scarcity, and you are willing to share. If you are grateful, you are enjoying the differences between people, and you are respectful to everybody, and that changes this power pyramid under which we live.”  

David Steindl-Rast: from Ted Talk, ‘Want to be happy? Be grateful’

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static&utm_content=awesm-publisher&awesm=on.ted.com_gratefulness&utm_source=tumblr.com

'garden sonnet'

'garden sonnet'

dew on horsetail fern

dew on horsetail fern

'La danse'

'La danse'

string theory

string theory

honey bee on lamium

honey bee on lamium

Lady’s Mantle

Lady’s Mantle

pink poppy center

pink poppy center

the messenger of love
wild blue flag iris
Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages. Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields. 
     -Hana No Monogatari: The Stories of Flowers

the messenger of love

wild blue flag iris

Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages. Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields. 

     -Hana No Monogatari: The Stories of Flowers

'a message for Maria'
monarch caterpillar

'a message for Maria'

monarch caterpillar