Lara Austin Shoop
On the day I awaken to the age of 50 I am on a walk, my adult children ahead of me. The warmth of the sun hits my face. It stops me. This is 50. Boldly, standing in the light.
“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.“
“You really have to be in touch with your soul and spirit and your imagination – it keeps you in shape, and it makes you like yourself a bit more.” – Chita Rivera
the state or fact of lasting for only a limited period of time.
Growth is happening through embracing and nurturing the difference between aloneness and loneliness.
“I am sure it is wrong to go on being good for too long, til one gets miserable. And I can see that you’ve been good for years and years because you look so unhappy.”
Elizabeth von Arnim
Tonya Silva Edwards
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keeffe