Thursday, May 5, 2016

And just like that it's May....
Bay Bridge San Francisco, California

They say that the best endings are the ones that lead to new beginnings and today I start a new one…  Thank for all the love you sent my way.  I am very grateful to celebrate another year of my life, knowing that it is a privilege denied to so many…   Someone very special sent me this prayer from Antoine St. Exupery which I would like to also share with all of you…

’Lord, I’m not praying for miracles and visions, I’m only asking for strength for my days. Teach me the art of small steps.
Make me clever and resourceful, so that I can find important discoveries and experiences among the diversity of days.
Help me use my time better. Present me with the sense to be able to judge whether something is important or not.
I pray for the power of discipline and moderation, not only to run throughout my life, but also to live my days reasonably, and observe unexpected pleasures and heights.
Save me from the naive belief that everything in life has to go smoothly. Give me the sober recognition that difficulties, failures, fiascos, and setbacks are given to us by life itself to make us grow and mature.
Send me the right person at the right moment, who will have enough courage and love to utter the truth!
I know that many problems solve themselves, so please teach me patience.
You know how much we need friendship. Make me worthy of this nicest, hardest, riskiest and most fragile gift of life.
Give me enough imagination to be able to share with someone a little bit of warmth, in the right place, at the right time, with words or with silence.
Spare me the fear of missing out on life.
Do not give me the things I desire, but the things I need.

Teach me the art of small steps!’

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April 2016

Pescadero Beach, California

April 2016

In the summer 
I stretch out on the shore 
And think of you. Had I told the sea 
What I felt for you,
It would have left its shores,
Its shells,
Its fish,
And followed me.
-Nizar Qabbani

I could spend all afternoon just sitting here... It gently reminds me to be grateful, to be kind and to give love...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring is here...

Bristlecone Pine, White Mountain California

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. 

Ben Okri

Sunday, February 28, 2016

February 2016

Paragliding at the impressive Les dents de lanfon

"Your legs will get heavy and tired. Then comes a moment of feeling the wings you've grown, lifting." - RUMI

Saturday, January 30, 2016

January 2016

Suthro Baths, San Francisco

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.