If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. . The tide out at Whitsand Bay in Cornwall .
Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine. Rumi
A collection of empty wine bottles
"Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour, and it can never be used to hurt you." — Tyrion . The old town of Girona was extensively used for the back drop of Game of thrones
“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” This lion needs his bottom kissed for you to be a true Gironain . I gave it a miss , because he's one hideous beast .
"Burn them all!" — Aerys II Targaryen . The dragons look much more peaceful in Girona Cathedral than in Game of Thrones .
"If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention." — Ramsay . The historic skyline of Girona , looking from the Cathedral steps
True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. Nikos Kazantzakis
Standing on one of the many bridges that straddle the Onyar in Girona .
That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Natural life, lived naturally as it is lived in the countryside, has none of that progress which is the base of happiness. Men and women in rural communities can be compared to a spring that rises out of a rock and spreads in irregular ever-widening circles. But the general principle is static.
Late Summer / autumn in the Catalonian Mountains