3 day 3 quote challenge-finale

T.Wayne invited me to take the challenge and now this is my final day…perhaps I should celebrate….so to start, here is a favorite quote that I found of all places on a 45$ bottle of wine. Now I’ve never met a grape I didn’t like and this bottle was amazing but I think that like many moments in life, specialness is where you want to find it and I found mine on the side of a lovely bottle with a wolf on it. The quote is here:

  1. Hillside vineyard

“I ride over my beautiful ranch. Between my legs is a beautiful horse. The air is wine.

The grapes on a score of rolling hills are red with autumn flame.

Across Sonoma mountain, wisps of sea fog are stealing. The afternoon sun smoldered in the drowsy sky. I have everything to make me glad I am alive….”

Jack London 

Now damn, that is a beautiful piece of writing. Simple yet sets the mood as if you were mounted upon your steed-a fine Arabian stallion perhaps? To see the fields and colors through his eyes, now that is a bottle I will never forget. I want to be there in that moment, riding beside Jack London, experiencing everything as he saw it.

I am not selecting three bloggers as the rules say, but to anyone who wishes to join, the floor is yours my friends, just select three quotes in three days and nominate three bloggers to the challenge….my bad, I hate putting others on the spot. 

This photo resembles the mountains minus the vineyards that I think would be the view….I love it and thought you would enjoy.



Just all and nothing

I stood beyond myself
gazing upon the loveliest of stars
the glittering piece that is nothing
that is everything
yet still just a star
with a name
given its place in the portal of time
which itself is nothing
and it hangs suspended
in the things that make such things happen
and it doesn’t matter why
or who or when
and if it fell
what then would change
if it is nothing
and everything.
I stood beside myself
which is just an element
a tiny speck in the big picture,
but it’s that
just a picture created by
names and things taught
and I must slip into the space
caught between everything
and nothing
to be all in the evolution
of a million things that are the same
yet different
but all a whole
when you look at it
in the ways
of the now.