Photography by Ciona Rouse, Edited & Mosaic Design by Lanecia Rouse

“Beauty is not caused. It is.”
Emily Dickenson

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.
Judith Viorst

“… there can be no true friendship unless those who cling to each other are welded together by You in that love which is spread throughout our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given to us.”
St. Augustine, Confessions

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir

“Beauty… is the shadow of God on the universe.”

~Gabriela Mistral, Desolacíon

May we all feel the sacred wonder and coolness of God’s shadow in friendship.