i'm back in new york this morning, about to head out to my favorite corner coffee shop for a latte and some eggs (a late start today). one of my oldest friends is visiting new york this week and i plan on showing him the town. he was on his own the last day-and-a-half and when he told me that he had lunch in the basement of macy's yesterday, i told him: thank God, i'm here. 
greg is a really good photographer so he'll be photographing new york and i'll be cajoling him into letting me post the photos on the blog.
but for today i thought i'd share some words and images that have been fueling me of late:

"Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you're sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again."

Max Lucado

"The minute you start enjoying yourself and the person you've become, when you walk into a room with your head held high, the minute you wake up and are glad to be you, the possibilities and opportunities will come knocking at your door."

Author unknown (to me--if you know please tell)

"I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time--waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God--it changes me."

C.S. Lewis

"You're confusing product with process. Most people, when they criticize, whether they like it or hate it, they're talking about product. That's not art, that's the result of art. Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I'm not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and mind with the eyes and hands."

Jeff Melvoin

"We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing--an actor, a writer--I am a person who does things--I write, I act--and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun."

Stephen Fry

"To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say the 'I'." 

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