And inner peace.
I wish you happiness in life's simple pleasures...
And its great adventures...
And above all, tons of LOVE as the new year dawns.
Best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2012.
“To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.” # Victor Hugo
“As an artist, a man has no home in Europe save in Paris.” #Friedrich Nietzsche
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” # Ernest Hemingway
“Paris is the city in which one loves to live”. # Margaret Anderson
“When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold.” # Metternich
“You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't seem to burden.” # Allen Ginsberg
"New York has neon, Berlin has bars, but ah! Paree. Shanghai has silk and Madrid guitars, but ah! Paree! ...” # Stephen Sondheim
#Eiffel Tower, Paris. Feb242011
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” # Mark Twain
A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” # Moslih Eddin Saadi
"He who would travel happily must travel light." # Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” #Confucius
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” #Samuel Johnson
# Doodles doodled in 2010 on a cold wintry day 🙂
"Il n'y a qu'un bonheur dans la vie, c'est d'aimer et d'être aimé" # George Sand (French novelist)
Translation: “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”
“Just living is not enough... One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” #Hans Christian Andersen
“Oh, heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.” #Kahlil Gibran
“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” #Henry Ward Beecher
"As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more." Psalms 103:15-16
# Photographs taken in Leh, Ladakh (Sept2010)