For a while – Bodrum

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words: wait and hope.”  – Alexandre Dumas

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“We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.” ― Voltaire

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“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion

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“Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful…” ― José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

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“If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.” –  Oscar Wilde

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“After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

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“I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.” ― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

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“Waiting is a means of acquiring patience.” – Adrian Thatcher

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“Knowing someone isn’t coming back doesn’t mean you ever stop waiting” ― Toby Barlow

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“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured.At least by the person who’s waiting.” ― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

 

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“When you create art, the world has to wait.” –  Will Smith

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Waiting for the next Summer

“Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you.” –  Randy Pausch

In response to The Daily Post – Photo Challenge – Waiting 

Flowers, Sun and Wonders – Bodrum’s Streets Structure

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Bodrum  is a district and a port city in Muğla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova, and is also the center of the eponymous district. The city was called Halicarnassusof Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built by the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century, Bodrum Castle, overlooks the harbour and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archaeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year. The city had a population of 36,317 in 2012.

Bodrum was a quiet town of fishermen and sponge divers until the mid-20th century; although, as Mansur points out, the presence of a large community of bilingual Cretan Turks, coupled with the conditions of free trade and access with the islands of the Southern Dodecanese until 1935, made it less provincial. The fact that traditional agriculture was not a very rewarding activity in the rather dry peninsula also prevented the formation of a class of large landowners. Bodrum has no notable history of political or religious extremism either. A first nucleus of intellectuals started to form after the 1950s around the writer Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, who had first come here in exile two decades before and was charmed by the town to the point of adopting the pen name Halikarnas Balıkçısı (‘The Fisherman of Halicarnassus’). (Reference: Wikipedia)

In response to The Daily Post – Photo Challenge 

Wishes

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What kind of tears
do the wishes face?
Lonely through my space
walk away from fears.

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Dancing with the Faith,
singing to the Moon,
smiling always soon
to the Morning mate.

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Get embraced by Sun
and washed by the Rain,
out of any Pain,
still Believe and Run.

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Questioning the days
answering through nights
to my higher flights,
Wishes get their ways.

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Chaos

“I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.”
― Bob Dylan

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Ballymena, Northern Ireland 

“Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan 

“It’s a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful.”
― Hiromu Arakawa

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

“It’s hard to believe in coincidence, but it’s even harder to believe in anything else.”
― John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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Nottingham, United Kingdom 

“Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.”
― Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Demon in My View

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City of Caves, Nottingham, United Kingdom 

“Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.”
― Terence McKenna

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom 

“In chaos, there is fertility.”
― Anaïs Nin

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Mansfield, United Kingdom 

“If chaos is a necessary step in the organization of one’s universe, then I was well on my way.”
― Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

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Nottingham, United Kingdom

“In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.”
― Jeanette Winterson, The World and Other Places: Stories

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Nottingham, United Kingdom

“Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.”
― Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom 

“All the most powerful emotions come from chaos -fear,anger,love- especially love. Love is chaos itself. Think about it! Love makes no sense. It shakes you up and spins you around. And then, eventually , it falls apart.”
― Kirsten Miller, The Eternal Ones

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Portstewart, Northern Ireland 

“Either we are adrift in chaos or we are individuals, created, loved, upheld and placed purposefully, exactly where we are. Can you believe that? Can you trust God for that?”
― Elisabeth Elliot

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Water poem

“Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.”
― Wallace Stevens

 

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“Don’t be ashamed to weep; it’s  right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
― Brian Jacques, Taggerung

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“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

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“Anger is like flowing water; there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, deadly; that is your hate. On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human.”
― C. JoyBell C.

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“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.”
― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

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“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
― Steve Maraboli

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“You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.”
― Alysha Speer

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

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“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.”
― Kahlil Gibran

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“Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface.”
― Santosh Kalwar

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“I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now I’ve thought maybe my mother drowned in both.”
― Jessi Kirby, Moonglass

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“Life in us is like the water in a river.”
― Henry David Thoreau

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“Water is the driving force in nature.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

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“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

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“You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.”
― W.C. Fields

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“All is as if the world did cease to exist. The city’s monuments go unseen, its past unheard, and its culture slowly fading in the dismal sea.”
― Nathan Reese Maher

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“You are water
I’m water
we’re all water in different containers
that’s why it’s so easy to meet
someday we’ll evaporate together.”
― Yoko Ono

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“Where the waters do agree, it is quite wonderful the relief they give.”
― Jane Austen, Emma

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“The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places.”
― Raymond Carver, Where Water Comes Together with Other Water: Poems

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“We are all bodies of water, guarding the mystery of our depths, but some of us have more to guard than others.”
― Deborah Smith, Alice at Heart

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

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

 

Surprise me September

There run  through the time

The river of dreams,

While looking  to mine 

All hours to mean.

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There flew  through the space 

Nice smiles  from the hope, 

While looking for grace

Of the life to involve.

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There comes in the mind

Bouquet of the choices

Which ask for a kind

Of  following  voices. 

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Today may I count 

On what should  remember

While jumping the bound.

Surprise me September! 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

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

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The Deliveroo Beach Nottingham 2016

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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