1. (Source: icanread)

  2. Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
    Maya Angelou
  3. Joy from all over the world — this video makes me happy.

    The dancers in India are my favorite. The space center dancers are a close second.

  4. Pretty lanterns, found in a shop on Calle Calderería.
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    Pretty lanterns, found in a shop on Calle Calderería.

  5. Any period of darkness is simply a prelude to a greater light.
    Marianne Williamson
  6. Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
    Sarah Ban Breathnach
  7. When I was 19, I spent a summer studying abroad in Spain. I wandered through so many cities and towns while I was there, including a whirlwind weekend in Granada. After we booked our Spain/Portugal trip, I was deliriously excited about heading back there — even though so much of my 19-year-old memories of the city were a blur.
This shot was taken while walking through the Alhambra grounds. Seeing those mountains and the white washed streets of the Albaicin and the flowers peeking through — that’s the stuff that just does it for me.
I was happy to be back and to see it all again.
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    When I was 19, I spent a summer studying abroad in Spain. I wandered through so many cities and towns while I was there, including a whirlwind weekend in Granada. After we booked our Spain/Portugal trip, I was deliriously excited about heading back there — even though so much of my 19-year-old memories of the city were a blur.

    This shot was taken while walking through the Alhambra grounds. Seeing those mountains and the white washed streets of the Albaicin and the flowers peeking through — that’s the stuff that just does it for me.

    I was happy to be back and to see it all again.

  8. Last but not least, here’s a little video from our time in Lisbon.

    Next up — Granada.

  9. The time will come 
    when, with elation 
    you will greet yourself arriving 
    at your own door, in your own mirror 
    and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

    and say, sit here. Eat. 
    You will love again the stranger who was your self.
    Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart 
    to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

    all your life, whom you ignored 
    for another, who knows you by heart. 
    Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

    the photographs, the desperate notes, 
    peel your own image from the mirror. 
    Sit. Feast on your life.

    —Derek Walcott

  10. A few snapshots of the streets of Lisbon. They remind me that art and beauty can be found everywhere.
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    A few snapshots of the streets of Lisbon. They remind me that art and beauty can be found everywhere.