"It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he's handsome, Nelly, but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same..."
"...He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being."
"He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive; and he said mine would be drunk: I said I should fall asleep in his; and he said he could not breathe in mine..."
"He'll never let his friends be at ease, and he'll never be at ease himself!"
- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
Is there nothing as tragic and beautiful as deeply passionate love that exists but cannot be given a breath of life? I find myself wandering through the mists of Wuthering Heights from time to time; aching for the dark, brooding, melancholy Heathcliff and the only light in his life, his strong and determined Cathy.
It is nearly unbearable to love someone so much that you cannot have; as though they were the very air that brings life and without it there is no life worth living. Is there passion like this in life? Is there love that cannot be measured, cannot be lost or changed; even by death? I must believe that there is. I must believe that every level of love leads to a pinnacle as poignant and eternal as this... as deep and strong and timeless as this... for there is no denying what our souls know, and mine knows that this is true.
Scarlett, "You are the woman who sees and feels like no other on the planet and is working very hard to tell the story that needs telling... without words." ~Kenn Bisio
A Proud Member of The Shameless Lions Writing Circle
Meet Viaggiatore... the world traveler. One of 48 Lions of Lyon, France in The Shameless Lions Writing Circle. He's GONE! He only just arrived! Now where in the world did he go... would you mind looking to see if you can find him somewhere about this page?
"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds,"~Shakespeare
from "A Poets Voice"
The power of charity sows deep in my heart, and I reap and gather the wheat in bundles and give them to the hungry.My soul gives life to the grapevine and I press its bunches and give the juice to the thirsty.Heaven fills my lamp with oil and I place it at my window to direct the stranger through the dark.I do all these things because I live in them; and if destiny should tie my hands and prevent me from so doing, then death would be my only desire. For I am a poet, and if I cannot give, I shall refuse to receive.-Kahlil Gibran
"Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of." ~Sarah Orne Jewett
My Peculiar Aristocratic Title
My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is: Her Grace Lady Wanderlust Scarlett the Indefensible of Eschaton End
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
My Fortune Cookie told me:
Flee at once, all is discovered.
pardon me, I must be going now!
"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind." ~Samuel Johnson
The Little Black Box
Caroline Smailes novel Black Boxes
Click on DECIDE on the Little Black Box... and let your choices determine your path... there's no telling where in the world you will go!
"Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon." ~Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Breast Cancer Site
Go to it and click every day to fund free mammograms
"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."~Guillaume Apollinaire
"Light tomorrow with today"~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
My rendition of "The Kiss"
Thanks Marshall and Shelby, 7dancers www.7dancers.com
"Success supposes endeavor" ~Jane Austen
"Hope - the recognition, by true foresight, of better things to be reached hereafter." ~John Ruskin
Paris and Versailles
"Scarlett, world traveller that you and V. are, you are entitled to drop foreign phrases like rose petals on garden pavers, like so many coins upon a server's tray, like so many visa stampings on a passport." ~Pawlie Kokonuts
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The BEST staircase in the world
betcha can't guess where in the world it is!
Estes Park - the gateway to the Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountain Sunset
A place in the sun
An empty bench by Lake Dillon, Rocky Mountains
Here comes the sun
Lake Dillon - Rocky Mountains
Lake Dillon in the Rocky Mountains
a different view of the lake
Sunset in Cabo
Someone at the Peking Noodle company finally fixed the fortune maker in the fortune cookie machine.
I've been getting increasingly lousy fortunes for far too long now and I recently got one that was so good I taped it to my keyboard. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"You will go to Africa to take over the greatest gold mine there"... it says.
I was very excited about this news, of course, and only slightly less excited that I'd finally gotten a really good fortune with my cookie. May you also be surprised with fortune this good, when you crack open your next cookie.
Fixing fortunes.... without gloves... uh.... huh.....