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A child dances in the flame

A child dances in the flame

The sky is a ruddy flood. Basalt clouds pump brilliant blood. And a child dances in the flame.

The ground is a surface of darkness, an empty sheet shaping hill and plain. Fiery footprints lash upon nothing, spontaneous flares quick-to-die.

A body races, the body dances, a beating frolic, torchlight lurid. Glowing knees hurl high and down-hammer hard, torso twists, face flashes. The hair strikes out across the clouds, the head thrown back, the hands thrown high. A silhouette is seen in silent laughter.

A child dances in the sunset flame.

(Written in October of 1992 while sitting on the grass one evening at the University of Maryland, College Park)

My Favorite Quotes

Here is a collection of my favorite quotes, in no particular order:

"Ultimately, it is your commitment to the process that will determine your progress." ~James Clear

"Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become." ~James Clear

"Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." ~Apple Computer, Inc., 1997

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." ~Pablo Picasso

"Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand." ~Mark Twain

"If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you won't give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. ... Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for." ~Bob Marley

"[W]e find a capacity for fulfillment we never knew we had when we accept love and joy as it is given…