around Dubai, 2013

“Don’t be a tourist. Plan less. Go slowly. I travelled in the most inefficient way possible and it took me exactly where I wanted to go.” — National Geographic’s Andrew Evans

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flowers of the tropics

I love flowers and everything about nature that I sometimes wish I could paint them in its loveliest moments.

-aeL ❤

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour. -William Blake

Pisa, 2012

We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves.” -Thich Nhat Hanh