I know what love is - From Letters of Note.

In 1936, in the midst of an unrelenting workload and the near-demise of his marriage, legendary landscape photographer Ansel Adams suffered a nervous breakdown. After a stay in hospital, desperately in need of escape, Adams then returned with his family to the one place where he could find solace: Yosemite, California.

Some months later, as his health returned, he wrote the following beautiful letter to his best friend, Cedric Wright.

I refuse to leave this place without taking forward the knowledge that we will always be friends.

Kai Nodland's charming illustration simply conveys that sentiment.

This piece, Let Me Tell You A Secret, by Vanessa Van Meerhaesghe captures all elements of friendship and secrets in perfect measure.

Her flickr is now my go to place for inspirational and admirational purposes.

I’ve just come across Mike Lowery of Argyle Academy and I have subsequently spent an unhealthy amount of time submerged in his website.
He also has some very lovely things for sale over here.

I’ve just come across Mike Lowery of Argyle Academy and I have subsequently spent an unhealthy amount of time submerged in his website.

He also has some very lovely things for sale over here.

From the “Alaska” photo album by Nikolai Zinoviev.

Friendship is the greatest of all things.

The greatest encouragement, the greatest love, the greatest security.

I’m so blessed.

Life is so much better when it’s this way.

“Come,
let’s scatter roses and pour wine in the glass;
we’ll shatter heaven’s roof and lay a new foundation.
If sorrow raises armies to shed the blood of lovers,
I’ll join with the wine bearer so we can overthrow them.
With a sweet string at hand, play a sweet song, my friend,
so we can clap and sing a song and lose our heads in dancing.”
— Hafiz (Ghani-Qazvini, no 374) ’ the Shambhala Guide to Sufism’ Carl.W Ernst, Ph.D.

The series of Breast Cancer Awareness posters by Grey definitely are responsible for the lump in my throat.

See them all here.