" Wisdom has much in common with innocence."
-- Swami Kriyananda
"sometimes a word is worth a thousand
All the arts we practice are apprenticeship.
The big art is our life.
--W. C. Richards
I wait for my arrival
--From "The Balcony"
by Octavio Paz
"If I am not for myself, then who will be for me?
And if I am only for myself, then what am I?
And if not now, when?"
BARUCH HABA B'SHEM ADONAI
-Patrice D'Ambra Burdette- Pataliyah
My influences are too many to name, but suffice it to say, they are as numerous as the myriad of moments, textures, beams of light that my senses take in. I seek to learn and learn; live, and live--- but mostly...mostly, to love. Sometimes, it is through the lens of words, that I strive to do this. That is what I am here for, I believe.