New Horizon

Is Winter, is cold and is rain,

Through all our feelings. And nights

Are  coming to paint all the same 

With shadows, by sparks moon on lights. 

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Nottinghamshire, UK

Is question, is mind and is hope

Through all our thinking about.

Embracing the faith tight and cope

With life’s answers given to doubt.  

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Nottingham , UK

While digging the silence  and mind

I’m striving to see  eyes of truth.

I’m watching through space and regard

All mornings, fountains of   the  youth. 

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Dubai, Arab Emirates

 

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Bucharest, Romania

 

 

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Derby, UK

 

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Deva, Romania

 

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Quest

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“Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft,
wasn’t it first merely a thought and a quest?”  ― Jalaluddin Rumi

 

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Nottingham, Art Street 

 

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Nottingham, Art Street 

 

“Say it, reader. Say the word ‘quest’ out loud. It is an extraordinary word, isn’t it? So small and yet so full of wonder, so full of hope.” ― Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

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Nottingham, City of Caves 

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Nottingham, City of Caves 

“Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.”  ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

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Nottingham Castle 

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Nottingham Castle 

“You  didn’t get the quest you wanted, you got the one you could do.”  ― Lev Grossman, The Magician King

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Hunza Valley, Pakistan 
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Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan 

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Deva, Romania 
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Deva, Romania 

“It is the mission of each true knight…
His duty… nay, his privilege!
To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go;
To right the unrightable wrong.

To love, pure and chaste, from afar,
To try, when your arms are too weary,
To reach the unreachable star!

This is my Quest to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far,
To fight for the right
Without question or pause,
To be willing to march into hell
For a heavenly cause!

And I know, if I’ll only be true
To this glorious Quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest.

And the world will be better for this,
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable stars!”
― Joe Darion, Man of La Mancha

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Deva, Romania 

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In response to Daily Photo Challenge Quest

 

Spare moments

“Spare the stress on your neck muscles… Looking backward takes more energy; it’s more painful than looking forward! Go ahead!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

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“Forgive and forget is the divine ideal. Grappling with the hurt while biting your tongue and struggling to refuse justifiable vengeance―that’s closer to human reality.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

 

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“Superiority complex does not mean “pride” although it appears to be so in the eyes of those who want to see it so. When you feel a higher esteem over the obstacles you desire to surmount, you highly overcome them and can still count a reserved energy to spare!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

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“You have no minute to spare… All you have is to dare! It should be at the back of your mind to beware…”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

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“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In response  to  Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: “Spare

The future is in the skies

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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Hunedoara, Romania

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work. –  A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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Nottingham, UK

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.-  John Lubbock

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Deva, Romania

I always believe that the sky is the beginning of the limit. – MC Hammer

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Derby, UK

“Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”
― حافظ 

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Hunza, Pakistan

“Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

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Above the clouds

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”
― Pema Chödrön

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Mansfield, UK

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.”
― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

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Rome, Italy

 

“That’s a misconception, Lennie. The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.”
― Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

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Nottingham, UK

 

“I was falling. Falling through time and space and stars and sky and everything in between. I fell for days and weeks and what felt like lifetime across lifetimes. I fell until I forgot I was falling.”
― Jess Rothenberg, The Catastrophic History of You and Me

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London, UK

 

“The sky is not my limit…I am.”
― T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

 

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Nottingham, UK

 

“I saw a star, I reached for it. I missed, so I accepted the sky”
― Scott Fortino

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Nottingham, UK

“The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.”
― Shannon L. Alder

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“The number of ways to live in one lifetime is limitless. So why limit yourself?”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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Cincis Lake, Romania

 

“Who says you cannot hold the moon in your hand?

Tonight when the stars come out and the moon rises in the velvet sky, look outside your window, then raise your hand and position your fingers around the disk of light.

There you go . . . That was easy!”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

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Deva, Romania

“The future is in the skies.”
― Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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Deva, Romania

Abstract

Abstract art has come into being as a necessary expression of the feelings and thoughts of our age; it has added new dimensions to creative painting.  – Leonard Brooks

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Kings Mill Reservoir, Sutton in Ashfield, UK

 

We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art. – Salvador Dali 

 

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Quarry Lane, Mansfield, UK

You can’t look at abstract art without thinking.  Patricia Cole- Ferullo 

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Quarry Lane, Mansfield, UK

 

Abstraction is an esoteric language.- Eric Fischl  

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Bucharest, Romania

Abstract art is a fundamental distrust of the theory of reality concocted by the eyes.  Robert Brault 

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Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone, UK

Abstract Art… is part of the constant change and vital searching that energizes every true art.-  Leonard Brooks 

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Nottingham, UK

By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction.- John Dewey 

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Bucharest, Romania

In every landscape should reside jewels of abstract art waiting to be discovered. – Melissa Brown

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Nottingham, UK

In the process of making a painting in an abstract way, the painter is in search of a reality. Not one of realistic objects, but of the complete end result. The painting is experienced as a whole, and must evoke in the painter the absolute conviction that this is how it should be and no other way. – Paul Burlin 

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Crooked Spire Church, Chesterfield, UK

The abstract nature of reality is the source of beauty.- William DeRaymond 

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Pakistan Monument, Islamabad, Pakistan

The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes and, ironically, the more real. – Lucian Freud 

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Bucharest, Romania

We commonly call it abstraction, when now it is really nothing more than extrapolation. And yet it goes on.  John Gargano 

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Deva, Romania

Live your beautiful life! 

While there is life, there is hope! 

Weekly photo challenge: Abstract

Deva – Gymnastics Home

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These days  I have been back to visit my home land. And have found that peace and serenity again and again.  The earth calling  has given me all time a deep and long, meaningfull  and philosophically  path. 

Deva – famous for the legendary gymnast Nadia Comaneci and for the Gymnastics School which for many years  has trained world class gymnasts, is a gorgeous city  situated in Hunedoara County, part of Transylvania . The race of performance in Gymnastisc starts in Deva . For years and years Gymnastics  team has got all my admiration and respect.

After the Olympic Games in Montreal,  it has been set up the Gymnastics School at Deva, in 1978, when the coaches Marta and Bela Karoly  moved the national team from Onesti to Deva. After 1990, the school underwent a process of administrative reorganization, being named the High School for physical education and sports, and since 2003 it turned into the Cetate Deva National Sports College, focused on female artistic gymnastics and athletics.

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