Ingrid Goff Maidoff - Tending Joy

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Summer Splendors, Photos and Quotes


This post is inspired by a quotation I clipped from the top of the Vineyard Gazette newspaper, and which I have had pinned to my wall for many years as wonderful words to live by: 

To let no bird fly past unnoticed… to have the mind a storehouse of sunsets,
requires a discipline in pleasure and an education in gratitude.

~G.K. Chesterton

Here are a few summer photographs from life here on the Vineyard, mixed with quotations from my One Hundred Fortunes Collection.


We are not separate from Being.  We are in it.  ~Plotinus


The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.
D.H. Lawrence


We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. ~Goethe


The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
~Henry David Thoreau


In every human being, there is a special heaven
whole and unbroken.


At the center of your being you have the answer.
You know who you are
and you know what you want.
~Lao Tzu


The only wealth is life.
~Henry David Thoreau

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One Response

  1. Jan says:

    I am so happy to have some additional peeks at your lovely world….Beauty begets beauty and you are that…