Saturday, June 28, 2008

my totem

Medicine :

"It is said that Hummingbird brings love as no other medicine can. Follow Sister Hummingbird and you will experience a renewal of the magic of living.

Hummingbird is loved by the flowers and plants, for as it sucks the nectar from the flower, the plant reproduces and more of its kind are created. Its presence brings joy to the observer watching it. The hummingbird is the only creature that can stop dead while traveling at full speed; can hover; or can go forward, backward, up or down. Great Spirit created Hummingbird to be slightly different from other feathered creatures. Hummingbird lives on nectar and searches for the sweetness of life. It's purpose is to pollinate the flowers of the world. Its long "nose" lets it bypass the often tough and bitter outer layer to find the hidden treasurers underneath. The song of hummingbird awakens the medicine flowers.

Hummingbird's message is adaptability in life's many situations and being able to "roll with the punches". If you have hummingbird medicine, you adapt easily to whatever situation you may find yourself in, and make the most of your new circumstances. You don't waste time looking back and wishing for "what was" for you are concerned with making the most of "what is".

Hummingbird is also inner joy. A hummingbird person takes great pleasure in spreading joy and love and beauty to all around you, and have the gift of taking that inner joy into new and different surroundings.

If Hummingbird is your personal medicine, you love life and its joys. Your presence brings joy to others. You have a talent for finding the good in people, and are not put off by a gruff or abrupt exterior for you know that, if you can only get beyond that tough outside layer, you'll find goodness and beauty inside. You join people together in relationships which bring out the best in them.

You know instinctively where beauty abides and, near or far, you journey to that place. You move comfortably within a beautiful environment and help others taste the succulent nectar of life. Hummingbird disdains ugliness or harshness, and quickly flies away from discord or disharmony. Hummingbird is a fragile medicine, its target is Beauty and Hummingbirds mission is to spread joy or to be destroyed. Hummingbird quickly dies if caged, caught, or imprisoned.

Hummingbird shamans tend to be deliriously happy most of the time. You have high energy and a spirit that must be free. They talk fast and are always moving about, expending energy. Most people find them easy to get along with. To restrict that wonderful, free, loving energy is to suffer great depressions and feelings of uselessness. Hummingbird must fly free in search of beauty, spreading joy and love to all it touches. They don’t keep secrets, they are usually honest and outspoken, and they’re willing to try anything once."

taken with love from here and
thanks to

© 2008 Sandy Pouncey for this piece.

"All God's angels come to us disguised."

~James Russell Lowell

Friday, June 27, 2008

"There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny."

~Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805)


"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

C. G. Jung

"Faith is spiritualized imagination."

~Henry Ward Beecher

"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't."

~Blaise Pascal

Thursday, June 26, 2008


"Blind faith, you need it to see where you are going."

~Johnny Fluevog

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

happenstance thrice

"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."

~Auric Goldfinger

upon taking a left today...

"Sometimes what we believe as coincidence is really just getting ourselves caught in an angel booby trap."

Grey Livingston

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"When I am grown to man's estate
I shall be very proud and great.
And tell the other girls and boys
Not to meddle with my toys."

~Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, June 23, 2008

"A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth."


Sunday, June 22, 2008

“Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!”

~Friedrich Nietzcshe

zoom happy

the church of stop shopping

Saturday, June 21, 2008

dance, sing & play

“Grab your coat, and get your hat, Leave your worry on the doorstep Just direct your feet, To the sunny side of the street.”

~Dorothy Fields

coat check

still your thoughts

Friday, June 20, 2008

"He who doesn't take risks, doesn't drink champagne."

~Alexander Lebed

triple Dom happiness

Susan B. Anthony:

"Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences."

"When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Exercising controlling power or influence:

"Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A little integrity is better than any career."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, June 13, 2008

censor this

The BPA (ft David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal)
You Tube
Dir: Keith Schofield
Southern Fried Records

beat it

Thursday, June 12, 2008

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

~Oscar Wilde


"A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life”

~Winston Churchill

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

~Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

# 22.

"Love distills desire upon the eyes,
love brings bewitching grace into the heart."


Monday, June 09, 2008

The sage said, "The best thing is not to hate anyone, only to love. That is the only way out of it. As soon as you have forgiven those whom you hate, you have gotten rid of them. Then you have no reason to hate them; you just forget."

~Hazrat Inayat Khan

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness


"Why are women ... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?"

~Virginia Wolf

"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe."

~Rodan of Alexandri

Thursday, June 05, 2008

"When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else."

~David Brin

"We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them."

William Arthur Ward

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


"Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock...the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool's living waters."

~Robert Browning

C'est moi

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California, United States

hummingbird break

hummingbird break

for flight

for flight