Monday, August 12, 2013
by Mark Twain
I suppose he is the hardest lot that wears feathers. Yes, and the cheerfulest, and the best satisfied with himself. He never arrived at what he is by any careless process, or any sudden one; he is a work of art, and “art is long”; he is the product of immemorial ages, and deep calculation; one can’t make a bird like that in a day. He has been reincarnated more times than Shiva; and he has kept a sample of each incarnation, and fused it into his constitution. In the course of his evolutionary promotions, his sublime march toward ultimate perfection, he has been a gambler, a low comedian, a dissolute priest, a fussy woman, a blackguard, a scoffer, a liar, a thief, a spy, an informer, a trading politician, a swindler, a professional hypocrite, a patriot for cash, a reformer, a lecturer, a lawyer, a conspirator, a rebel, a royalist, a democrat, a practicer and propagator of irreverence, a meddler, an intruder, a busybody, an infidel, and a wallower in sin for the mere love if it. The strange result, the incredible result, of this patient accumulation of all damnable traits is, that he does not know what care is, he does not know what sorrow is, he does not know what remorse is, his life is one long thundering ecstasy of happiness, and he will go to his death untroubled, knowing that he will soon turn up again as an author or something, and be even more intolerable capable and comfortable than ever he was before.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
I received this in an email and it made my spirit soar.
Awesome ….turn up your speakers….
Heart sings Stairway to Heaven at honoring of Led Zepplin. Made Robert
Plant cry -
Friday, December 21, 2012
I do not think it is the end of the World ....
A Song On The End Of The World
by Czeslaw Milosz
On the day the world ends
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.
On the day the world ends
Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,
A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer the island,
The voice of a violin lasts in the air
And leads into a starry night.
And those who expected lightning and thunder
And those who expected signs and archangels' trumps
Do not believe it is happening now.
As long as the sun and the moon are above,
As long as the bumblebee visits a rose,
As long as rosy infants are born
No one believes it is happening now.
Only a white-haired old man, who would be a prophet
Yet is not a prophet, for he's much too busy,
Repeats while he binds his tomatoes:
No other end of the world will there be,
No other end of the world will there be.
by Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
>From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I found insight needed to re-align my attitude after weathering challenging situation in these simple rules. I thought I would share them in hopes they will uplift someone else. Happy Solstice!
1) You will receive a body (you may like it or not, but it will be yours for this lifetime, one lesson to learn is to love and cherish the body that one has)
2) You will learn lessons (you are enrolled in a full-time school called "LIFE". Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may or may not like these lessons)
3) There are no mistakes, only lessons (growth is a process of trial and error/experimentation. Ultimately there is no failures, just learning what does and does not work in one's life experiences.)
4) A lesson is repeated until it is learned. (a lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it - then you can go on to the next lesson
5) Learning lessons does not end. (There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned
6) Where you are, right now, is exactly the perfect place for you to be. (since we are all creating our reality constantly, we need to always remember that everything can and does change)
7) Others are merely mirrors of you. (however you feel about another person is ultimately reflected in how you feel about yourself)
8) What you make of your life is ultimately up to you. (you have all the tools and resources you need, to create whatever you want)
9) The answers lie inside you. (the answers to life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust)
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