Posted by: Zane Maser | January 15, 2012



When there’s snow on the ground, I like to
pretend I’m walking on clouds.
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata
Animal Crossing: Wild World


I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure
of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling
of winter. Something waits beneath it,
the whole story doesn’t show.

Andrew Wyeth


Adversity draws men together and produces beauty
and harmony in life’s relationships, just as the cold
of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes,
which vanish with the warmth.
Soren Kierkegaard


One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese Proverb


Love winter when the plant says nothing.
Thomas Merton


Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth,
for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk
beside the fire: it is the time for home.
Edith Sitwell


Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
Victor Hugo


Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter.
Who would think that those branches would turn
green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Winter, which, being full of care,
Makes summer’s welcome thrice more wish’d, more rare.
William Shakespeare, Sonnet LVI


January was named after Janus, the Roman guardian
of gateways who was depicted with two faces: one
contemplating the past; the other, the future. Derived from
jauna, archaic Italian for “door,” Janus and January
represent the crossing of an important threshold.
Stephanie Austin, astrologer


It takes courage to push yourself to places that you
have never been before…to test your limits…to break
through barriers. And the day comes when the risk
it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin


An Indian’s dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred
times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also,
which stands in the rains, and even through
the severity of winter, is taken down as soft
and as clean as when it was first put up.
George Catlin


Few things are impossible to diligence and skill…
Great works are performed, not by strength,
but perseverance.
Samuel Jackson


On earth all you want has to be earned or worked for.
In the same way all true joy and attainment comes
only through effort, through the growth, the development
of your spirit. So may you not grow weary in your effort.
Keep on keeping on your path, and when times are difficult, … always remember the angels are guiding you
individually and the world as a whole.
White Eagle


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• Resilience

• Believe and Conquer

• Bittersweet

• Life Circulates

• Giving Way in The Natural Order

Quotes Compiled © by Zane Maser, 2012. Photos © by Chris Maser, 2012. The photo of Chris in his buckskins © by Harvey Thorstad 2012. All rights reserved worldwide.

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My editorial guru and technological wizard is Chris Maser, my delightful husband.

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