“We are lent into each other’s keeping.” Our time with each other is borrowed, its duration is unknown, and that uncertainty makes it precious.
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A gentleman never dances so well as the dancing master, and an ordinary fiddler makes better musique for a shilling than a gentleman will do after spending forty, and so in all the delights of the world almost. –The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Weds. 27 January 1663/64
“If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be […]
“Everything worth doing takes time. You have to write a hundred bad songs before you write one good one. And you have to sacrifice a lot of things that you might not be prepared for. Like it or not, you are in this alone and have to follow your own star.” Bob Dylan
As you start your day, remember that there are so many things we have to do better, and cyber is one of them.
“I honestly feel bad for anyone with that much hate.” –Anastasia Somoza, DNC speaker, July 25, 2016
“I have to say, I get a lot of inspiration from just going out and pretending I’ve never been to this planet before. It’s a great way to remember just how absurd, strange, beautiful, and unlikely everything is around you.” Brendan Constantine
The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. —Muriel Rukeyser
“Do you know a cure for me?” “Why yes,” he said, “I know a cure for everything. Salt water.” “Salt water?” I asked him. “Yes,” he said, “in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.” –Isak Dinesen (aka Karen Blixen) (image credit)
As a horse when he has run, a dog when he has tracked the game, a bee when it has made the honey, so a man when he has done a good act, does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, as a vine goes on […]
Few men have souls so dead that they will not bother to look up when they hear the barking of wild Geese. –Roger Tory Peterson (for “men,” modern readers may wish to substitute “people”)