Friday, July 16, 2010

My Loves and Inspirations: the July edition

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hi everyone!

It's July right now, so we are right down in the middle of summer.
I must say that right now, in between moments that as much as cameras can capture, none is so powerful as memory of the mind.

One thing I know about life is that you have to be fearless. There are moments when things seem haul you down, and slowly drown you. You feel like the next day would never come, but then something unexpected would unfold right in front of your very hands and you realize that what all those books, those films, and the music that tells the acknowledgement that to feel what we feel, is the cinematic whirl of Life.
Never the one to back down on dreams and inspirations, here are some places and things that I love and would love to share with you.
Taking strolls while having laugh-out-loud moments and graceful simplicity with that someone you love.

Exploring ponds... there are some lovely ones around my area, and one in particular that I loved to visit ever since I was a child. It's so enchanting with a large fountain in the middle, with swans and ducks, and a curving path within the woods so it feels as if you're lost in the surrounding nowhere for only if, but a moment.

Reading "Never Let Me Go"... it is honestly one of the most brilliant books that I have ever read, a definite top favorite that is so hauntingly beautiful and poetic. I highly recommend it as its a great book to sit outside under the tree with. I am so beyond happy that it is turning into a film, starring Carey Mulligan and Kiera Knightley! It comes out in seems so far away!

Conversations while walking around at night. There was a moment recently where me and Tim were passing by a playground and then we decided to just lounge inside by the slides, laughing like kids and just talking... out of that moment came that great nostalgic and magical feeling shared between two great best friends, as if we'd known each other all our lives..and in a way, we do.

Lovely houses amidst breathtaking scenery such as this one:

And this one:

Beautiful enchanting landscapes: I seriously would love to visit a place as this and to really breathe in that sense of wonder all around me.

A painting by Caspar David Friedrich, one of my absolute favorite German Romantic landscape artists. I would love to see such a scenery like that one time in my life. Someday.

Strange yet wonderful looking trees.

Grand ceilings that just makes you think it was almost as if it were holding the very jewels from the skies up above.

Packages and mail from all over the world! Let's be penpals, non?

Grand pianos in any setting, whether in a large concert hall, or by a small cabin by the woods tucked away under sheets of patterned curtains.

Flowers, of any form and shape, each is a majestic beauty among others.
Ballet flats! What would I do without them, constantly walking about in the city!

Getting lost in art galleries. I had the opportunity to go to the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) with Tim sometime last week and it was lots of fun, especially seeing the Ruben's piece of "Massacre of the Innocents". What's life without art, and what is art without life?

And that's all for now, ciao!


  1. Oh girlie! What a gorgeous gorgeous post, I'm utterly in awe. And I'm so with you on flowers and ballet flats!

    If ever you've got a few free moments, I'd love for you to guest post over at my little blog at you've got such a gorgeous eye for all things inspirational!

    If you're interested, drop me a mail at


  2. always so much lovely eye-candy over here, by you... thx for always dropping by and taking the time! appriciate so much! love the cute little ballet flats!

    oh, your words in gods ear, hehe! Paris Paris, here we come! ;)

  3. oh, i'd love to be sitting on that beach right now!!

  4. Oh that was so uplifting and beautiful, thanks for a wonderful post.

    xxx DJ

  5. I love this post. So inspiring. I also love the photos.

  6. Thank you guys so very much, your comments brightens me so much!

  7. I've read 'Never Let Me Go' a while back...and now that I saw it here I feel like reading it again...and it is right here, on this bookshelf, waiting...alas, no time for this now...yet, you did mention a movie - looking forward to it!


    Waiting for your article on the book! :)

  8. ralph waldo emerson, peonies and ballet flats... all of my favorite things!

  9. this post was such an inspiration for me in july! thank you~

  10. I really enjoyed reading your post and it put me in a peaceful state of mind. You have such poetry to your personality. :)

  11. I loved these pictures, and the words. Ponds are great! And so are those grand pianos, hehe. As a pianist, can never get enough of grand pianos.

    Very inspirational.

  12. So enchanting, as always! Thank you for the beautiful encouragement.

  13. Thanks for visiting me, and for this truly enchanting post! I now have a new book to put on my list for the summer..and your images and stories captivate!

    touches the heart!


  14. Very nice pictures.

  15. What beautiful images! And great inspiration :)


Thanks for brightening my day! Always love to hear what you have to say.


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