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As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and the water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.

As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and the water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.

Rehearsing Don Quixote, Suzanne Farrell and George Balanchine in 1968.
(© Martha Swope, Life Magazine)
Martha Swope photo exhibit at New York Public Library starting Sept 26.

Rehearsing Don Quixote, Suzanne Farrell and George Balanchine in 1968.

(© Martha Swope, Life Magazine)

Martha Swope photo exhibit at New York Public Library starting Sept 26.

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
Andre Gide

who says it better than her

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are endless.
Mother Teresa
“To be who you are and become what you are capable of is the only goal worth living.”― Alvin Ailey

“To be who you are and become what you are capable of is the only goal worth living.”
― Alvin Ailey

The type of person you want to become – what the purpose of your life is – is too important to leave to chance. It needs to be deliberately conceived, chosen, and managed
power
Photo by Dhani Jones

power

Photo by Dhani Jones

Unrest of spirit is a mark of life.
Karl Menninger
Reality is something you rise above.
Liza Minnelli