Journal

1542236295
Goldfish in a Pond, 2010







 "Don't let the noise 

of others' opinions drown out 

your own inner voice."


—Steve Jobs
















1541024695
Reflections in a Rain Puddle, 2014






"Your living is 

determined not so much 

by what life brings to you as by 

the attitude you bring to life; not so 

much by what happens to you as 

by the way your mind looks 

at what happens."


—Khalil Gibran














1539556895
Cloud Flow, 2016

Haibun Poetry


                        Autumn Sky


Stepping outside into our roof-top garden, turning browner and sparser by the day, I look up into the glorious autumn sky — so clear and blue, and eye-squinting bright from the morning sun, I almost gasp at the sight of a new tenant, already making itself at home: a big garden spider, suspended high over my head in the center of an audacious web that spanned, not alongside the periphery of our patio, but right across the center of it — from an overhanging eave of our apartment to a small tree alongside the north-view railing. After a cursory glance of it's monumental scale, and before I could even take another breath, an unsuspecting guest arrived, proving only too well, the terrible efficiency of its design.


                        unbroken web —

                        a stinkbug freezes 

                        in mid-flight




                                 —Robert M. Hopkins






1538367816
Sunset Calligraphy, 2018








"Don't count the days, 

 make the days count." 


  —Muhammad Ali
















1536972954
Autumn Glow, 2018

 








                      "If you love life, 

                    don't waste time, 

                  for time is what life 

                      is made up of."

           

                       —Bruce Lee

















1535763465
August Dusk, 2018





 "Don't judge each day 

 by the harvest you reap 

  but by the seeds that 

    you plant." 

       

 —Robert Louis Stevenson













1534290491
Cloud Break, 2018








"Your talent 

is God's gift to you. 

What you do with it 

is your gift back 

to God."


—Leo Buscaglia

















1533084598
Cloud Streams, 2018






  "The wider your orbit in life, 

   the wider your understanding 

    of life."


    —Robert M. Hopkins

   













- 1 - - 2 - - 3 - - 4 - - 5 - - 6 - - 7 - - 8 -