ATB Bistro 333

A place where visions and dreams meet, as inspired by the creative spirit within.
A place where the quest for beautiful possibilities in life may be explored, pondered and shared.
Welcome to the All Things Beautiful round table at Bistro 333.
Draw up a chair, relax awhile.
Enjoy the friendship and a cup of hospitality.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

 Seeking the resonance of beauty and speaking my truth, I open my heart to All Things Beautiful. The message is on stage, ramping up to new velocity. No more rehearsal. When the timing is right, the curtain will open, the scene will unfold, the story will be told. The script is ready; the actors are on cue; the director waits eagerly in the wings to marvel at this new creation. For, an idea whose time has come has no place to go but out into the world. - ATB

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

 If you ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it...
But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Saturday, September 18, 2010

"Three Cups of Tea"
I drink to the passion of compassion
for those in the mission field of education
and cultural transformation. May I 
find my cup to fill and partake of
the abundant sharing spirit,
the global hospitality of
 all things beautiful - ATB
The beauty we love...
"Today, like every day, we wake up hollow and frightened.
Don't open the door to the study and begin reading.
Reach for a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." 
~ Jalil al-Din Rumi (1207-73), Persia

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Daily Mandala: September 6, 2010

Mandala Art by Henry Reed
 Envisioning the healing garden of my dreams, I go about the business of creating the pathways and venues that will bring beauty to my world. I see a butterfly flitting over each flower in the field, touching each one with promise of light revealed. Patiently, diligently, in balance and harmony...and with a sprinkling of the butterfly,
I get the job done. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: September 6, 2010
  "Uniqueness transforms each being into presence,
which, in the image of a flower or a tree,
never ceases to open, in time, 
toward the plenitude of its radiance, 
which is the very definition of beauty."
-- Francois Cheng ( The Way of Beauty)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Daily Mandala: September 4, 2010

Inspirational Art by Henry Reed

May I walk in truth and beauty.
May the power of my heart inspire, energize,
and create visions and dreams.
May they be instrumental in singing 
a song of hope, healing, and harmony
to my world. May I be granted the 
strength and courage to play the tune. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: September 4, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Yesterday’s Coffee, Tomorrow’s Muse

 My father-in-law inspired my blog series, 
starting up again Sept. 1, 2010