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

 

Frame

“A dream is the frame or portrait or a construction or focus of one’s vision by means of perception, based on what he or she knows and settles within via strategic thinking.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Michelangelo | Beethoven | Shakespeare: 15 Things Common to Great Achievers

 

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“It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame.”

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“Like creating a masterpiece, quitting is an art: you have to decide what to keep within the frame and what to keep out.”
― Richie Norton

“If life gives you a passport size dream, don’t frame it… Order for a reprint… Go for the bigger picture of you! You deserve a bigger and bright image of you… Go and soar like an eagle!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/frame/

Equilibrium

 

“Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony.” –  Paulo Coelho

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“The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.”
― Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

(https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/rare/)

Narrow

“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”  –  Henry David Thoreau

 

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Sibiu – Romania

 

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Rome – Italy 

 

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Deva – Romania

 

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Nottingham  – United Kingdom

 

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Lahore – Pakistan

 

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Rome – Italy

 

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Belfast – United Kingdom
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Islamabad – Pakistan
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Chesterfield – United Kingdom

 

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Nottingham – United Kingdom

 

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Rome – Italy
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Hunza Valley – Pakistan

 

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Hunedoara – Romania

 

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Islamabad – Pakistan

 

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Nottingham – United Kingdom

 

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Nottingham – United Kingdom

 

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Islamabad – Pakistan
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Nottingham – United Kingdom
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Bucharest – Romania
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Hunza Valley – Pakistan
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Mansfield – United Kingdom
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Rawalpindi – Pakistan
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Rome – Italy
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Dubai –  United Arab Emirates

 

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Nottingham – United Kingdom
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Belfast – United Kingdom

Live your beautiful life! While there is life, there is hope! 

In response to The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Narrow

Looking up

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Scratching the sky with my mind, 

Scratching the think with my dreams.

While running the race almost blind,

For winning the space through  the means.

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Following up over nights

When Moon is dancing with stars,

Away from  the ground, spark on lights

I’m counting on hope looking up. 

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Round and round my will  goes through days,

I’m adding on puzzles ideas.

The striving, the joy and  the raise

Are  knocking to doors with the means.

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/look-up/

Behind of Thoughts

 

With Moon behind of thoughts,

With Sun in front of Hope, 

With Smiles embracing lots

Of wishes  made in  rope, 

While  dare the  life and cope. 

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Pakistan Monument, Islamabad, Pakistan

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Robin Hood and Maid Marian statue, Edwinstowe, United Kingdom

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Rome, Italy

 

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Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, United Kingdom

With shoulders made for kind

When rain is falling hard

Or crying is behind

Nor nothing is the guard,

The souls together  mind. 

 

Weekly photo challenge “Partners

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

Sunset in Portstewart

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“Even though it’s locked in a cage, my heart is a bird that flutters at the sound of her voice, as if trying to fly to the point in the sky where yellow meets blue.”  Jarod Kintz, Write like no one is reading 3 

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“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” – C. JoyBell C. 

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“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” George R. R. Martin 

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“Clouds  come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”  Rabindranath Tagore 

Live your beautiful life! 

While there is life, there is hope! 

In response to the WordPress Photo Challenge:Landscape 

Morning rays

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Behind  of smiling flowers, behind of lights of stars
I saw on other worldliness the bridge up to my peace.
I’m still behind of shadows and write in other books
A long poem to Life while dancing with my tears.
 
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While running in the darkness in winter’s nights to reach
The whole embrace of mornings and giving up the scream
Of all the painful hours, still looking to my bridge,
I dare myself, while singing to me: let’s have a dream!
 
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While heavy rain is falling in all my winter days,
While singing with a faker which just broke out my faith,
I dare myself to walk through hope’s and mornings rays
Ahead  of lately hours, to catch the dream onset.
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