Drink your tea slowly and reverently,
as if it is the axis
on which the world earth revolves
– slowly, evenly, without
rushing toward the future;
Live the actual moment.
Only this moment is life.
—Thich Nhat Hahn
“Haiku is not a shriek, a howl, a sigh, or a yawn; rather, it is the deep breath of life.” —Santoka Taneda
“The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist” —Eric Gill
“What I had to do, I did the best I could.” — Henri Matisse (1869-1954)