"Sometimes we have to take
the plunge and grow wings
on the way down."

This metaphor suggests leaving our comfort zone behind; breaking free of our delusions of certainty, and risk something to gain something better.

Life is Short; Time is Fleeting —

Grow Wings is a metaphor for take the risk, do it in spite of reservations, and feel the exhilaration. Exhiliration; not fear — the two are often confused based on how we interpret the feeling.

Time is the stuff of life. We don't know how much we have, but time is something we can control until we run out of it. Squeezing the maximum of joy and achievement out of time should be our top priority. Time is a favorite writing topic of mine.

I'm a writer, author and photographer along with being a woman with a curious nature. This is my home on the net where I share my opinions, ideas, aspirations, and various writings. I hope you find something that piques your interest. I would be pleased if you let me know. If you have any opinions or questions, or if I can be of help in some way, drop me a line.

Barbara —


A sense of humor and a sense of irony will get us through whatever life throws our way. A humorous read about the irony in life.

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Words to Soothe

There comes a time when we want to leave the world behind and just look at something beautiful. This gallery is meant for that time.

Words and photos to soothe our soul.

Enjoy the Gallery —

Life —
In a Few Words

If you want something out of life, you must create it! Life doesn’t give you anything.

Life is exactly what you think it is.

Don’t try to fit in —
A life well lived is about standing out.

There is no security or certainty – there is only discovery.

An outcome in nature and character contrary to what was intended or expected – this is Irony.

A wasted day is one in which I haven't laughed!

Don't take life so seriously –
it's temporary.

The old and wise were once the young and stupid.

What does the world look like through your eyes?

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Life is a lesson unless you’re the one giving the class.

Nothing will change your life but you – so get up, dress up, show up, and never give up!

You started out as an original, Don’t allow anyone to make you a copy.

Thoughts are walls or Thoughts are paths, It’s up to you —

LIFE is amazing – or What?

The difference between Stressed and Blessed is how you see yourself.

What you love, you empower,
What you fear, you empower,
What you empower, you attract –

The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgement.

It's not them, it's you.
It's not there, it's here.
It's not then, it's now.

When you realize you are asleep, at that moment you are already half-awake.

Don’t pursue vast goals with half-vast skills.

Your life is not about them; it’s about you.

Yield to temptation – it may not come again.

In life we only get what we expect.

The secret to living is to control your fears.

An optimist looks at the past, and remembers the good times.

It's never a good idea to test the water with both feet.

If you really want to do a thing, you'll find a way, if not – you'll find an excuse.

You have an idea – without a plan, it's just a thought.

More is such a continuing condition of mind, that HAVE is not big enough to contain it.

The past is written, but the future depends on what you do today.

Challenge is how we grow.

Good or Bad, Nothing lasts but the memories.

Make yourself necessary to somebody.

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