“Pink and Yellow Rose” | Anthony Satori
“Infinitely at ease
despite so many risks,
with no variation
of her usual routine,
the blooming rose is the omen
of her immeasurable endurance.
Do we know how she survives?
No doubt one of her days
is all the earth and all
of our infinity.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke
“Sunlit Vase” | Anthony Satori
“Shadows. Sometimes people don’t see shadows. The Chinese, of course, never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.”
— David Hockney
“Hummingbird” | Anthony Satori
“Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.”
— Burton Hills
“Little Bird” | Anthony Satori
Today a little bird told me that springtime is here.
He was dressed in his brightest new clothing.
And he had flown to the highest point in his favorite tree.
And then, with all his might, he declared in his loudest voice, “Springtime is here!”
To others, it may have sounded like the tiniest little series of chirps, almost a whisper, so easy to miss.
But I didn’t miss it.
I didn’t miss it, because I was listening.
And because I was listening, I got to hear this little hummingbird’s big soul sing out in joy at the renewal of life.
And because I was watching, I got to see the bright colors of his springtime feathers plume out with pride and delight.
And because I was paying attention, I got to be filled with the happiness, lightness and hope that came from witnessing this little bird’s heart-felt cheer at the start of spring.
Yes, little bird, I feel it, too.
Springtime is here!
“The Beauty of Red” | Anthony Satori
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever.”
— Alfred Lord Tennyson