“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Photo ©2016 Jen Payne
“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: “When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?”… Continue reading The Great Puzzle
“Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan Photo ©2016, Jen Payne
Photo ©2016, Jen Payne
“The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.” — William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair[gallery type="rectangular" size="medium" ids="11379,11380,11381,11382,11383,11384,11385,11386"]
Photos from the archives, ©2016, Jen Payne
And now you are gone again,
this moment on this day……gone
for almost as long as I knew you.
every formative year countered
in near equal measure for each one apart,
every lockstep moment faded
by the passing of tides and time,
until I become you.
Until I become you
in that standstill moment—
this age, this midway —
your celebration then
as familiar as my yesterday
now a present, now mine
to walk without impression.