“Now, blessings light on him that first invented sleep! It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. It is the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap, and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise man, even.”
~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
“Being on a boat that’s moving through the water, it’s so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what’s important and what’s not.”
~ James Taylor
Jamming out on a White Rock playground.
“Music is an outburst of the soul.”
“Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
A girl and her grandfather walking past the garden of lacy wildflowers under the train bridge and out to the water, their laughter echoing behind them.
I’ve tried to do this as an adult… it used to be as easy as these kids made it look. Sometimes I wish I was 8 again – just for a warm Sunday afternoon from time to time.
I heard screams of laughter and turned around…
If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
~ Rachel Carson
Another photo from the night parade – it reminds me of a dream I had a long time ago. I liked how there were beautiful creepies randomly scattered in-between the waving tiara topped princesses and glittery floats.
We spent last night in White Rock and were feeling restless, so we went out for a very late walk. We got to the bottom of the hill and happened upon something called the Torchlight Parade, a night parade held during the Spirit of the Sea festival here.
We stood by the side of the road and watched glittering floats, dancers, acrobats, marching bands, cheerleaders, vintage cars with lights, and costumed locals wrapped in neon tubes march down the street, occasionally tossing treats to the kids – lollipops, caramels, and salt water taffy. There were even a couple of zombies, several Christmas elves, belly dancers, and an elderly polka troupe in frothy crinolines. It was a surreal surprise, we were just expecting a quiet wander.
“If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?”
~ Stephen Wright