coffee-stained journal a decent dose of inspiration…

ink falling by Mycatkins 6

In search of “flow”…

It’s a strange feeling. I dip the pen into the small ink pot and put the tip onto the paper. The ink leaves a moody trace and I watch its shape until the streak weakens. I dip the pen into the ink again and draw another line and follow its flow. I try to figure out a shape. I would like to discover scenery, mountains, lakes and trees, but what I spot is a skyline. An unimpressive [...]

Mano del desierto / Desert hand by Juan Eduardo Donoso 10

In South America ~ Vincent Urban

“Early 2012, we started a journey to Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil in our old and rusty Landrover. Once again, we brought our DSLR cameras and some gear to capture every great moment of this trip. Lots of winds, emptiness, pampas, bustling cities, animals, deserts and waterfalls – all wrapped up in just under 6 min. Enjoy the ride!” ~ Vincent Urban And what a ride it is! A patchwork of moments woven from [...]

Lighthouse | #in160characters 2


Daring to dream, dreaming aloud. Folding paper boats, a flotilla of thoughts, enthusiasm, wind in the sails, a journey, euphoria, twinkle in the eyes.

"I can be changed by what happens to me" by Alex Pang 0

Dared to love ~ Maya Angelou

What I would really like said about me is that I dared to love. By love I mean that condition in the human spirit so profound it encourages us to develop courage and build bridges, and then to trust those bridges and cross the bridges in attempts to reach other human beings. – Maya Angelou in an interview 1985 The charismatic African American author, poet and activist certainly succeeded. Her energetic being along with her lyrical voice [...]

Spirit ~ Wilferd Peterson 3

Spirit ~ Wilferd Peterson

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it… ~ Wilferd Peterson   I also came across another apparently extended version of this quote, but unfortunately wasn’t able to figure out the original phrasing or verify the source…   [...]

Escull el teu camí / Choose your way | @Uyuni, Bolivia by Dimas Streich 4

Gringo Trails ~ a documentary by Pegi Vail

“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.” There is no doubt that people can make or break a place. We go and explore, we seek encounters and experiences, we change and never quite come back as the person who left. But do we leave the place as we found it? How profound do we actually touch a place?? Gringo Trails dares to ask these question and aims to find answers – somewhere [...]

birds' symphony! by Antonio Picascia 2

Birds on the Wires ~ Jarbas Agnelli

“I was eating breakfast and reading a newspaper when I saw this picture of birds sitting on electric wires that resembled a music score. I had an impulse to try that melody…” That’s how Brazilian filmmaker and composer Jarbas Agnelli recalls the moment that has been this unexpected spark of inspiration. He cut out the photo and while playing the tune on the piano he realized what a “sweet, simple melody” just appeared seemingly from nowhere. The [...]

Day 37- “Whether we realize it or not, we are always on a spiritual journey; even when we feel most lost.” (Frank Warren) #postbark 8

Postbark – keepsake from a stranger…

When was the last time you found a postcard in your mailbox? So far so good. But when was the last time you received a postcard from a stranger?? Chances are it may happen soon… “So, I’m doing this thing, kind of a New Years resolution, where I send out a postcard-a-day to someone different, for a whole year…” That’s how Chris Barker puts the idea for his project into a single sentence. Every day since the [...]