“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” —Ernest Hemingway
“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” ~Charlotte Bronte
“Every single moment of a person’s life, both of the understanding and of the will, is a new beginning.” — Emanuel Swedenborg
“In order to understand the way our brains behave, we can observe our emotions and their effects…”
In order to understand the way our brains behave, we can observe our emotions and their effects. In the past, it seemed as though science and spirituality were opposed to each other. However, it’s not a useful division to maintain, because the one tradition deals with knowledge of the material world and the other with the […]
This was in my head this morning
‘You are old, Father William’ (1865) Lewis Carroll “You are old, Father William,” the young man said, “And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head – Do you think, at your age, it is right?” “In my youth,” Father William replied to his son, “I feared it might […]
I was reminded of Desiderata today.
Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and […]
“…or you wouldn’t have come.”
“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd…”
The plant’s apparent fragility belies its ability to bend before adverse winds. —O’Reilly
it can sometimes be very difficult to maintain straightness of thought within the wind of events around me. I try to make my work desk an island but the outside wind comes and pulls me.
“A work of art is an abstract or epitome of the world.”
“A work of art is an abstract or epitome of the world. It is the resultor expression of nature, in miniature. For although the works of natureare innumerable and all different, the result or the expression of themall is similar and single. Nature is a sea of forms radically alikeand even unique. A leaf, a […]