Monday, June 30, 2008

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. ~Henry Miller

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Simple topping
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. ~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hey, hay
I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips. ~Violette Leduc

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Insects dentino
He wore black denim trousers, and motorcycle boots
a black leather jacket, with an eagle on the back.
He had a hopper-cycle that took off like a gun,
he was the terror of highway 101 - The Cheers 1955

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Spare Change
Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.
~Shunryu Suzuki

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength. ~Jack Kerouac

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I'd give all wealth that years have piled,
The slow result of Life's decay,
To be once more a little child
For one bright summer day.
~Lewis Carroll, "Solitude

Fathers Day
Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.
~Turkish Proverb

Friday, June 13, 2008

Please! Sit still
We are what we think
All that we are arises with our thoughts.

With our thoughts, we make our world. - Buddha

Monday, June 9, 2008

Begin at the beginning

and go on till you come to the end; then stop. ~Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland

"Which road do I take?"

"Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know,"
"Then, it doesn't matter."
~Lewis Carroll


is the first of all pleasures. ~Voltaire

Thursday, June 5, 2008

"Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever."
Aristophanes (448BC - 385BC) Greek dramatist

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Blooming madness

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Purple haze

It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. ~James Douglas