Glow

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Newstead Village, UK
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Bodrum, Turkey

“It is easy to see the glow but hard to recognize the awakening of silence.” –  Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

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Newstead Abbey, UK

“Grace and beauty originates from within. It is the spirit’s light that glows out and make every-thing beautiful” – Angie Karan

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London, UK

 

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Lahore, Pakistan

“Do whatever makes your spirit glow out loud.” –  TemitOpe Ibrahim

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Nottingham, UK

“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” –  Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

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Newstead Village, UK

“Glow wherever you go and let the light of God reflect in the world around you. You carry the light of God and wherever you pass, darkness must flee.” – Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

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Newstead Village, UK
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Deva, Romania

“We are philosophers of our time
Floating in the moon’s evening glow” 
― Richard L. Ratliff

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Nottingham, UK

“Rekindle the glowing spirit for success in your heart. Refresh your mind with possibility thoughts and never give way for your passion to drink from the cup of tiredness. Be renewed in your thoughts every single day.” –  Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

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London, UK

“Shine, shine, shine tonight- It’s time to let it show- Burn bright, light the fire- That leads the way to hope- The Maker of the stars lives in our soul- We have His light, what are we waiting for- Get out and glow.” – Moriah Peters

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Newstead Village, UK

“Every day, strive to refine your contagious shine, and shake the nonsense offered by those who lack the will to polish-up from within.” – T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

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Newstead Abbey, UK

“We are like the moon. The moon shines anyway, but it does not produce its own light. It reflects the light illuminated onto its surface by the Sun and is never proud to say “I am the source of light”. God shines through us, hence He deserves the glory; not us.” –  Israelmore Ayivor

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Newstead Abbey, UK

“On the rocks of a bay so blue, it made her gray eyes glow.” – A. LaFaye, Water Steps

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Nottingham,UK

“We like to admit to only that which already glows, although it is nobler to support brightness before it glows, not afterwards.” – Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

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Bodrum, Turkey

“Friends are like the stars that glow in the sky… you don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there overhead, and even when it’s cloudy, snowy or stormy, even when the power goes out and you’re trapped in darkness, they’ll always find a way to shine through to you.” – Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

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Newstead Abbey, UK

“There are two kinds of light – the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.” – James Thurber

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Nottingham, UK

In response to the Daily Post- Photo Challenge, Glow 

There is no such thing as size

 

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St James’s Park – London

 

“To experience sublime natural beauty is to confront the total inadequacy of language to describe what you see. Words cannot convey the scale of a view that is so stunning it is felt.”  – Eleanor Catton

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London

“Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.” – Plutarch

 

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Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire

“Between shortage and absolute poverty an ocean of shades and gradations do emerge on the scale of deficiency. Be that as it may, each stage must find a mode to leave a door ajar for the sun to peer in and human warmth to radiate. ( ” Homeless down in the corner”)” –  Erik Pevernagie

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“All space is relative. There is no such thing as size. The telescope and the microscope have produced a deadly leveling of great and small, far and near. The only little thing is sin, the only great thing is fear!” –  David H. Keller

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Newstead, Nottinghamshire

“The scale can only tell you what you weigh; not who you are.” –  Steve Maraboli

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Nottingham

“Nothing is so small that you cannot cut it in half” – Ulf Wolf

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London

“Do not let one negative carry the same weight as ninety nine positives.”- Kamil Ali

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London

“Life is like music on a scale, moving up and down. When your life is over, you have written your song.” –  Peggy Toney Horton

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London

“Your purpose…should always be to know…the whole that was intended to be known.” – Maimonides

 

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Bodrum, Turkey

“Get Off The Scale!

You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!” –  Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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Hunedoara, Romania 

In response to The Daily Post- Photo Challenge, Scale 

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 

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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Pagan Pride

The Pagan Pride UK Parade and free  festival takes place annually on the first  Sunday in August in Central Nottingham.

 

Pagan Pride is a day of community and celebration,  beginning with a parade through the streets of the historic City of Nottingham to The Arboretum where a free  festival of live music, workshops, dance, arts, crafts, and networking opportunities – as well as hosting many stalls, food and a real ale bar.  There’s even an After Show Party at a local venue in the evening. 

Pagan Pride is a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, and funded solely from public donations and fundraising events.

 

Pagan Pride is a movement among the American Pagans to build a positive public image of Paganism. Local Pagan Pride groups sponsor “Pagan Pride Day” festivals, usually in public locations such as city parks or university campuses. The first recorded reference to “Pagan Pride” can be traced to 1992.

Live your beautiful life!

While there is life, there is hope! 

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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

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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