Never send a man in to do a donkey’s job


“And then one time I ate some rotten berries. Man, there were some strong gases seepin’ outta my butt that day!”


SUNDAY POST: Surrounded

Ages ago a city vanished under the raging lava to be uncovered 17 centuries later and shown to the world. The dead city with so many traces of life remains as a reminder of once advanced civilisation.

In the middle of the yard of an anonymous house surrounded by ancient columns stands a tree, the subject of my take on the  Sunday post challenge.

Listen to Rodrigo Leao’s Vita brevis (as in Ars longa, vita brevis – or in my interpretation of Pompeii “Lives were extinguished, but art lives on”) 

Weekly Photo Challenge: FREE SPIRIT

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” ~Hans Christian Andersen

While I was chasing butterflies in the mountains, I remembered this song from the French movie Le Papillon (2002). Give it a listen



Black and White in the Mountains

The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



My daily quote

The harder you wait for something, the lesser are the chances that it will come. (my quote inspired by delayed weekly photo challenge :D)

Click on the link to listen to the music 14 – I Will Be Waiting

SUNDAY POST: Collectibles

This photo should have turned out differently in my head, but something was against me today, and my obsessive nature told me to wait no longer and after all the effort (obsessing), and thought I had put into it I had to publish it. So, here it is – a photo of my most treasured collectibles – books, that have made me company my whole life. I am sure all of you book worms out there will understand the connection between a reader and their books.

And here follow some quotes about books… I am curious as to which one of the following reflects best your relationship with books:

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

“Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.” ― Alberto Manguel, A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader’s Reflections on a Year of Books

“Life is too short to read books that I’m not enjoying.” ― Melissa Marr

“Maybe reading was just a way to make her feel less alone, to keep her company. When you read something you are stopped, the moment is stayed, you can sometimes be there more fully than you can in your real life.” ― Helen Humphreys, Coventry

“I have always been passionate about travelling. Credits to the books for they were invented. If not, I might not be able to reach my dream.” ― Haidy Santos

“Each time we come to a book we give it a different reading because we bring a different person to it. It is not you who reads the book, the book reads you” ― Jack Lasenby, The Shaman And The Droll

I feel closest to Manguel’s and Lasenby’s sentiments. How about you?


And now a shot of a small part of my collection 😉