a Modern Maverick

Inspired, creative, progressive + happy human - true blue, loyal and love scruff on a man. Interests are.....the stuff that helps to give life meaning - art, films, music, travel + design.......reading lots and lots of books on history, philosophy and biographies. I enjoy writing, designing & doing anything creative + being around people who live with hope & joy. lov + peace ~ karen baxter

So called ‘late-bloomers’ get a bad rap. Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double edged sword- it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life’s pains. Good thing we aren’t being penalized for handing in our purpose late. The soul doesn’t know a thing about deadlines.

—Jeff Brown  (via thatkindofwoman)

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If you don’t make time to work on creating the life you want, you’ll be forced to spend dealing with a life you don’t want.

Kevin Ngo  (via theriverjordyn)

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One of the most amazing feelings in the world is having someone fall in love with you who you thought you never had a chance with.

—(via aqua-fenice)

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I learned that people can easily forget that others are human.

—"Prisoner" from the Stanford Prison Experiment (1971)

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Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is a way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples, and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.

—William Martin, “Make the Ordinary Come Alive” (via sweetcarolinahome)

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Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.

Rainer Maria Rilke (via emotional-algebra)

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