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Understanding is the essence of love. If you cannot understand, you cannot love.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh


Photo: Garden of the Gods, Shawnee National Forest Sourthern Illinois, (July 2013)

Inquiries should be directed not to what others have thought, not to what we ourselves conjecture, but to what we can clearly and perspicuously behold and with certainty deduce; for knowledge is not won in any other way.  

~Renes Descartes

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. ~ Jean Anouilh


Photo: By Adrienne Weber, Urbana IL (2013)

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. ~ Sophocles


Photo: Neighborhood Daisy, Urbana IL (Spring 2013)

Kindness is the essence of love. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


Photo: Friendly Bee, Urbana IL (Spring 2013)

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert Heinlein


Photo: Persimmons near Lake Shelby, IL (September 2014)

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

~ Zora Neale Hurston


Photo: Lightning Storm, Daytona Beach FL, (October 2014)

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagaination. ~ Voltaire


Photo: Hachland Hills Barn Creek, Joelton TN (February 2014)


Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it. ~ Emily Hilburn Sell


Photo: Chicago Skyline, (April 2013)

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