“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly.
Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature.
Take the power to control your own life.
No one else can do it for you.
Take the power to make your life happy.”
I came across this quote last night from Susan Polis Schutz, the founder of Blue Mountain Arts. It brought back such warm memories, as I spent many an hour perusing her cards and poetry books in small boutiques in the late 70's - The Cooper House in Santa Cruz, California being one of my fave places to shop (sadly it was destroyed in the 1989 earthquake). She has such a way with words, so lovely. Well, she is now an independent filmmaker aside from her writings and here is a fabulous article about her life these days! Truly inspiring!
(photos via here)