Can extract sunshine from a cloudy day!

Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness. Carry a vision of heaven in your hearts, and you shall make your name,your college, the world, correspond to that vision. Your success and happiness lie within you. External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer wrappings. The great, enduring realities are love and service. Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulty. ~ Helen Keller
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Thursday, March 1, 2018

"THE DELICIOUS TRUTH ABOUT GETTING OLDER!" :D that you have toothily- nibbled a chunky part of life enough to know the good stuff! Yep, I have nibbled, munched and digested year after year's sizzling sizable meaty portion of days. Some  years I imbibed to the brim with gusto', others I puked to the gut. If you are my age, by now we both know life is all slightly piquant, a little bit pickly, maybe bitter a bite or two, bland sometimes, and all too sweet and spicy- a whole saucy cauldron of boiling umami! 

No, this is not about food, - although I'd have to admit, the pic below was truly cathartic yumminess...- but more of a tasteful conclusion that older means....
you finally know what choiced - cuts are, the best portions of life to go for! 

With this thought, I now dig in to the coming months of my very new delectable year. I hold the power to pepper and spice, slice and dice, broil, grill, saute my days! 

50 is is delectable, mouthwatering, appetizing, tasty, flavorful, toothsome, palatable, succulent, luscious, scrumptious, delish, yummy, finger-licking, lip-smacking, melt-in-your-mouth, 
delightful. exquisite, lovely, pleasurable and .....divine! 

I look forward to days where I can be described as..."A delicious vivaciousness stole over her."

Monday, February 12, 2018

Nugget Thoughts and Seneca

This was taken April last year at the Jacuzzi Winery if I'm not mistaken ( or was it the other winery, actually).  I believe lovely pictures are captured pieces of one's inner heart heaven. I say this because of the realizations the first couple of months of the year have dished me.

We are on our own journey in spite of all relational companions we have with us. This sounds like an archaic thought, common knowledge I suppose. However, when the raw spirit of a certain truth springs in you, there comes attached a nutty nugget that pushes you to grow.

And in there spouts the niggling question: how much growth have I accomplished? The question doesn't bid the term - 'success' - which is trite, subjective and relevant to materialistic perceptions and prejudices. It is inner growth, a genuine by -your- guiding strength assessment of how much of life I have shaped to the degree that I can stand on my own influence.

How many thoughts are my thoughts, not mere parroting of others. How much brawn is of my own, not merely siphoned from another (which reduces one to a social parasitic crutch). How much of my laughter, smile, joy and happiness stems from my own storage of juice of goodness, not funneled from bleached circumstances and organized events.

And as Seneca has said, : "I will keep constant watch over myself and - most usefully - put each day up for review. For this is what makes us evil - that none of us looks back upon our own lives. We reflect upon only that which we are about to do. And yet our plans for the future descend from the past."

Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 The Year of ZEST!

RoselleQuin #ootd #maldita #michaelkors #skagen #evernew #guess
It's going to be "art a day" no if's no buts!

2018 has a zesty come on for me with all the juiciness and overflowing feels of creativity.  I've stomped the dust off my boots from all eeks' of the past; forward and inspired is my aura.

Let me thank you though, 2017!!You were such a sweetheart of a year, truly. Not that you didn't have a freak side...but so what? The entirety of your days was magnanimously love filled. Yes, and I feel the charm bomb flooding through the coming days and months! It is sweet and spice and every conceivable nice. And if there are sour days, well, heck'...I'll sit them down and talk them to behave. Life's short to be moping about or complaining, specially now that I'm a couple of months to half a century, eeeeks..that sounded archaic, hahaha! 😀
#rosellequin #rosellequinart 
 Anyways, I have got me the young feel vibes so I'll ride on that. It's health and fun and art and gratitude, and just pure love. Got no time for anything else. Ciao!

Friday, October 27, 2017

' Coffee and Felicity! :D

“The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.” 
― George Bernard Shaw

Alas, I will never be a vegetarian! There, I've said it. I've no war against greens, in fact, I'm dear fond of the lot - well most, but lettuce sanctimony isn't one of my noble virtues. 

I did try once or twice, but square things about yourself, you ought to face. The silk smooth glide of a fluffy  tomato-basil omelette is a sample of  luscious temptation. Unjustly depriving myself is a thought too terrible. Truly, I am carnal, sigh! 

Oh, I do admire my vegan and vegetarian friends. The ones with years have proven the merits of their chosen lifestyle. They posses a certain calmness - a lightness -  and are true founts of nutritious wisdom. I've become a more sensible, more aware eater because of them. 

It was a rather stale afternoon, laced with stifling heat that prompts stodgy headaches when I stumbled on the archived picture above. Why ever do I take food photos, one would never know, except to reason that it provides a sort of offbeat delight.  

That warm lovely tomato crepes with that creamy fresh asparagus topped on toast touches a bouquet of bucolic memory for me. I am raptured back to that sonorous breakfast morning, to that rich black coffee sip, to that person and our affable companionship, and to the whole of it delectably good and well. A pretty frame of a sumptuous life, you could say is - love and thrice felicity.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

“Pursue that which is not meddlesome.” ― Lao Tzu

“If I had just a little bit of wisdom I should walk the great path and fear only straying from it.” ― Lao Tzu
“Failure is an opportunity.
If you blame someone else,
there is no end to the blame.
Therefore the Master
fulfills her own obligations
and corrects her own mistakes.
She does what she needs to do
and demands nothing of others.” 
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Those who know don’t talk. Those who talk don’t know. Close your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, settle your dust. This is the primal identity. Be like the Tao. It can’t be approached or withdrawn from, benefited or harmed, honored or brought into disgrace. It gives itself up continually. That is why it endures.” 
― Lao Tzu

“She does not show herself, and therefore is apparent. She does not affirm herself, and therefore is acknowledged. She does not boast and therefore has merit. She does not strive and therefore is successful. It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.” 
― Lao Tzu

“Whoever is planted in the Tao
will not be rooted up.
Whoever embraces the Tao
will not slip away.
Her name will be held in honor
from generation to generation.

Let the Tao be present in your life
and you will become genuine.
Let it be Present in your family
and your family will flourish.
Let it be present in your country
and your country will be an example 
to all countries in the world.
Let it be present in the universe
and the universe will sing.

How do I know this is true?
by looking inside myself.” 

“The Master is her own physician.

She has healed herself of all knowing.

Thus she is truly whole.” 
― Lao Tzu   

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” 

― Lao Tzu