I am alive (2012)

“Every morning think as you wake up:
I am alive,
I have a precious human life,
I am not going to waste it.
I am going to use all of my energies to develop myself,
To expand my heart out to others,
To achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.
I am not going to get angry,
Or think badly about others.
I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”

– Dalai Lama


Ballet Dancer (2015)




“She had a little rebel in her. A little chaos and a little gentleness. She didn’t say much and sometimes she would doze off. She would drift away, dream with the stars and that was ok. She had a little fight in her and every time she built enough courage her voice would echo through the sky. She wasn’t complete but she had enough. There was a science to her genius, her madness, her beauty and there was nothing she couldn’t accomplish. She was unstoppable and everything she ever wanted she took, with nothing on but a smile.”                                                                                                                                           ~ R. M. Drake






If you surrender all expectation, you will neither feel happy nor sad. The secret to life is balance, the place where peace resides. Although, as Voltaire once said, “a witty saying proves nothing.” Therefore, we remain in constant consideration of our predicament…