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"Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour."
William Blake

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

here and now

"Different times and different spaces are combined in a here and now that is everywhere at once.”
~ Octavio Paz ~

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

seed humility

“We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate --- thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising."
- Maya Angelou ~

Monday, November 20, 2006


"Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind."
Sigmund Freud

Sunday, November 19, 2006

equal distance

"I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within."
~ Lillian Smith ~

Saturday, November 18, 2006


“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.”
~ Blaise Pascal ~

Friday, November 17, 2006

wrong train

“If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.”
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer ~

Thursday, November 16, 2006

look up

“We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened."
~ Mark Twain ~

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


"It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma or want of dogma that the danger lies."
Samuel Butler

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


“I've always said that one night, I'm going to find myself in some field somewhere, I'm standing on grass, and it's raining, and I'm with the person I love, and I know I'm at the very point I've been dreaming of getting to.”
~ Drew Barrymore ~

Monday, November 13, 2006


"There are images I need to complete my own reality."
Jim Morrison

Sunday, November 12, 2006

weak barrier

"... what a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of an hypothesis!"
Mary Wollstonecraft

Saturday, November 11, 2006


“Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.”
William Shakespeare

Friday, November 10, 2006

my religion

"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good."
~ Thomas Paine ~

Today Veteran's Day is being observed in the United States (and Remembrance Day is tomorrow for many other countries).

Thursday, November 09, 2006


"I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty, which will protect the beauty of our natural environment, which will preserve the great old American houses and squares and parks of our national past and which will build handsome and balanced cities for our future."
John F. Kennedy

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


"There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down."
~ Don Delillo ~

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


“Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.”
Christopher Marlowe

Monday, November 06, 2006


“There is no way of measuring the damage to a society when a whole texture of humanity is kept from realizing its own power, when the woman architect who might have reinvented our cities sits barely literate in a semilegal sweatshop on the Texas- Mexican border, when women who should be founding colleges must work their entire lives as domestics."
Adrienne Rich

see accompanying blog entry

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I will be away from a computer until November 5th. There won't be any updates until then.

See you soon!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


"Ladies and gentlemen, I have a grave announcement to make. Incredible as it may seem, strange beings who landed in New Jersey tonight are the vanguard of an invading army from Mars."
Orson Welles

Monday, October 30, 2006


“Time on its back bears all things far away - Full many a challenge is wrought by many a day - Shape, fortune, name, and nature all decay.”

Friday, October 27, 2006

seed humility

“We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate --- thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising."
- Maya Angelou ~

Thursday, October 26, 2006


“There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities.”
Ray Charles

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

various view

“A happy rural seat of various view:
Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm;
Others whose fruit, burnished with golden rind,
Hung amiable—Hesperian fables true."
John Milton

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


“And when he next doth ride abroad,
May I be there to see!”
William Cowper

Monday, October 23, 2006


“When I was a child there were many witches, and they bewitched both cattle and men, especially children.”
Martin Luther

Sunday, October 22, 2006


“Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood.”
~ Soren Kierkegaard ~

Friday, October 20, 2006

misty morn

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like silence, listening
To silence."
~ Thomas Hood ~

Thursday, October 19, 2006


“Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”
~ Henry Miller ~

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


"On woodlands ruddy with autumn
The amber sunshine lies;"
~ William Cullen Bryant ~

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


"Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field."
~ William Shakespeare ~

Monday, October 16, 2006


“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.
~ John Donne ~

Sunday, October 15, 2006


“The trains roared by like projectiles level on the darkness, fuming and burning, making the valley clang with their passage. They were gone, and the lights of the towns and villages glittered in silence."
~ D.H. Lawrence ~

Saturday, October 14, 2006


“Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”
~ Mother Teresa ~

Friday, October 13, 2006

one for the road

“It's quarter to three there's no one in the place except you and me
So set 'em up Joe I've got a little story you oughta know
We're drinking my friend to the end of a brief episode
Just give me one for my baby and one more for the road”
~ Willie Nelson ~

Thursday, October 12, 2006


“The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched”
~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

holy edifice

"Should I go to church
And see the holy edifice of stone”
~ William Shakespeare ~

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

quiet life

"I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind."
~ Albert Einstein ~

Monday, October 09, 2006


"I have weathered the storm,
I have beaten out my exile."
~ Ezra Pound ~

Sunday, October 08, 2006


“There is a harmony
In autumn, and a lustre in its sky,
Which through the summer is not heard or seen,
As if it could not be, as if it had not been!
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley ~

Saturday, October 07, 2006


“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Friday, October 06, 2006


“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see."
~ Edward Abbey ~

Thursday, October 05, 2006

our fill

"Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short,
but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit,
and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day."
~ John Donne ~

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

if only

"If only I could leave everything as it is, without moving a single star or a single cloud. Oh, if only I could!"
~ Antonio Porchia ~

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


"Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
~T.S. Eliot ~

Monday, October 02, 2006


"By foreign hands thy humble grave adorned,
By strangers honored, and by strangers mourned!
~ Alexander Pope ~

high promise

“Often a purple patch or two is tacked on to a serious work of high promise, to give an effect of colour.”
~ Horace ~

Sunday, October 01, 2006


“Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites swirling up from the earth, And life itself exhaling that central breath! Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light.”
~ Eugenio Montale ~

Saturday, September 30, 2006


"How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and the heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!"
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

Friday, September 29, 2006

sweet simple things

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~