Living in color. Beauty, life, magic, the universe. If you missed the first six, go here (part 6) first, then that will lead you to the first five. OR click on the tab at the bottom of this page called (you guessed it ;)) "Living in Color." Enjoy and have a fabulously lovely day. ;)
"If the sight of the blue skies
fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields
has the power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message
that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive."
"There is nowhere to go but everywhere
so just keep on rolling with the stars."
"I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by, which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy."
"Souls love. That's what souls do. Egos don't, but souls do. Become a soul, look around, and you'll be amazed-all the beings around you are souls. Be one, see one. When many people have this heart connection, then we will know that we are all one, we human beings all over the planet. We will be one. One love. And don't leave out the animals, and trees, and clouds and galaxies- it's all one. It's one energy. It comes through in individual ways, but it's one energy. You can call it energy, or you can call it love. I like to look at a tree and see that it's love. Don't you?"
"I saw two kids, maybe seventh graders, in Washington Square today holding hands. He looked at her like she was the only girl on earth. What happens to us? One day we're just magic and then... then we're sensible. I know there was a time when a girl could change the color of the sky just by looking at me. Numb and colorblind is no way to go through life. Tomorrow I start remembering how to be a kid again."
"We do not grow absolutely chronologically.
We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another.
The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward,forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations."
"No, life cannot be understood flat on a page. It has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath. We get one story...you and I, and one story alone."
"Men often became what they believed themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning."
"But I need to be around magic people sometimes.
People I don't have to explain myself to."
"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.... I play with leaves.
I skip down the street and run against the wind."
"I had not known before us, that every vein in my body was capable of carrying light,
like a river seen from a train makes a channel of sky etch itself deep into a landscape. I had not really known I could be so much more than myself; I had not known another body could do this to mine."
"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."