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Category Archives: quotes and inspiration

plant life

It’s been raining outside for the past couple of hours and the natural light filtering in through the windows is too perfect to pass up.  This little succulent is one of three sitting on my coffee table.  A little simplicity in life never hurt anyone…


“Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.”

-Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

The Leap

Sometimes a leap of faith can be one of the scariest moments in a persons life.  You can weigh out every option, every possible outcome.  You can try to figure out and retrace the steps you’ve taken along your path that have led you to this edge.  Yet, regardless of all the planning in the world and support that you may be blessed with, your leap will be yours alone.  So jump…and don’t look back.

The Tourist

“The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.”

-Susan Sontag



Castle Door

Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find it; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

-Jesus Christ

Madrid Beggar

“We are all beggars, each in his own way” -Mark Twain



We are all Kings of our own castle…

My Carriage

They’ve walked over countless kilometers of sand, mud, concrete and grass.  They’ve been scorched by the mid day heat of the Sahara, drowned in monsoon rains and have sat idly by as monks chanted their end of day prayers.  They are completely worn through, yet I cannot bring myself to throw them out.  To most, they are just a pair of old shoes…to me, they are so much more.


the simple things

Never underestimate the simple and overlooked moments in life.   They are what help reveal the true mysteries and beauty of this world.


Thought I would share this quote with all you travellers out there.  If you haven´t read the Aleph yet it is surely one you do not want to overlook!  Enjoy…

I am not a foreigner, because I haven´t been praying to return safely home.  I am not a foreigner, because we are all travelling, we are all full of the same questions, the same tiredness, the same fears, the same sellfishness, and the same generosity.  I am not a foreigner, because, when I asked, I recieved.  When I knocked, the door opened.  When I looked, I found.

-Paulo Coelho, The Aleph