"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning" - J.B. Priestly
"Earth, ourselves, breathe and awaken, leaves are stirring, all things moving, new day coming, life renewing." - Pawnee prayer
"The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step . . . .
"Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are." - Julia Cameron
"Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Attention is like sunlight and water for a plant. What we pay attention to will grow." - Thic Nhat Hahn
Pictures above: The cherry tree we planted last year in glorious bloom near Howard's studio (the little green building at the edge of the woods). And a furry black garden sentinel / studio muse.