Down But Not Out

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
-Truman Capote

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Untrammeled

When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.
– Iris Apfel

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F I N E S S E

I’ve always been an underdog. I feel like I beat the odds.

– J. Cole
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Sense Of Belonging

“What happens to a Black girl who is too anxious to ever feel like magic?”

– Jae Nichelle
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Serendipity

It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.”
– Lois McMaster Bujold
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Serenity

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”
– Buddha
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Quaintly

My idea of an interesting person is someone who is quite proud of their seemingly abnormal life and turns their disadvantage into a career.”
– John Waters
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Antithesis

You are easy on the eyes, but hard on the heart.”
– Terri Clark
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P i l l a r s

In memories, we can find our deepest reserves of strength.”
-Unknown
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Just Another Spring Haze

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully
-E. E. Cummings
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