Friday, February 11, 2011

Sunsets and Moonlit Madness

There is no more wonderous place for photos than when you're in the middle of an ocean, vast expanses of water stretching to the horizon. While Peter and I were cruising around Uruguay, Argentina, Cape Horn and Chili, the sun, moon, clouds and stars beckoning to us across the waves, enticing us to capture their splendour.

"Follow your inner moonlight; Don't hide the madness." ~ Allen Ginsberg

"The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears." ~ John Vance Cheney

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” ~  Teilhard de Chardin

"Moonlight is sculpture." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

"When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator." ~ Gandhi

"I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets."
~ John Glenn

"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.
He plants His footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm."
~ William Cowper

"Every cloud engenders not a storm." ~ Shakespeare

"It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time is quiet as a nun Breathless with adoration; the broad sun Is sinking down in its tranquillity; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the sea: Listen! the mighty being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound like thunder√∂everlastingly."  ~ William Wordsworth