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Friday’s Thought – In Pursuit of Beauty

Red hooded walker
“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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Whimsical Watercolor Illustration – Life on the Edge

 

Whimsical illustration "Life on the Edge" by Joana Miranda(5×7 Greeting Card Now Available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)

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Friday’s Thought – What it Takes

Photo of mannequins with wigs, taken by Joana Miranda

“To succeed means that you may have to step out of line and march to the sound of your own drummer.”

(Keith Degreen)

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Friday’s Thought – The Tapestry of Our Lives

Photo of Upper West Side "tapestry" of buildings taken by Joana Miranda

We do not live an equal life, but one of contrasts and patchwork; now a little joy, then a sorrow, now a sin, then a generous or brave action.

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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Friday’s Thought – Clowning Around

Photo of mosaic mural in Penn Station, taken by Joana Miranda

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

(William Shakespeare – from As You Like It)

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On Life and the Pursuit of Goals: In the Words of Others Who Inspire Me…

Photo of hazy path through Central Park at dusk, taken by Joana Miranda

“Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.”

Mason Cooley

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

E.M. Forster

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong; because someday in life you will have been all of these.”  

George Washington Carver

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