“There are no happy endings…
There are no endings,
happy or otherwise.
We all have our own stories
which are just part of the one Story
that binds both this world and Faerie.
Sometimes we step into each others stories
– perhaps just for a few minutes,
perhaps for years –
and then we step out of them again.
But all the while,
the Story just goes on.”
― Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot
NYC 2014 Winter of Blizzards
“Love and cities are always inextricably entwined. There’s no restaurant or corner store or run-down dive in any city that doesn’t double as a monument for a lost love. I think that’s why we always stop and stare whenever we come across a girl crying in public. We sense the imprint of a memory being pressed onto the sidewalk, onto the building contours, onto the names of the streets.”
– Jay Caspian Kang, The Dead Do Not Improve
Henry David Thoreau
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Shadowspeak” (c) jkm 2013
“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school.
They don’t teach you how to love somebody.
They don’t teach you how to be famous.
They don’t teach you how to be rich
or how to be poor.
They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone
you don’t love any longer.
They don’t teach you how to know
what’s going on in someone else’s mind.
They don’t teach you
what to say to someone who’s dying.
They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
“When you get to the end of all the light you know
and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown,
faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen:
either you will be given something solid to stand on,
or you will be taught how to fly.” ― Edward Teller
“I am an excitable person who only understands life
in whom feelings are much stronger as reason.
I am so thirsty for the marvelous
that only the marvelous has power over me.
Anything I can not transform into
something marvelous, I let go.
Reality doesn’t impress me.
I only believe in intoxication,
in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
― Anaïs Nin
#2 (c) jkm 2015