Look: the trees exist; the houseswe dwell in stand there...

December 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Look: the trees exist; the houses we dwell in stand there stalwartly. Only we pass by it all, like a rush of air……. Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies
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Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside...

December 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Pablo Picasso
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There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to...

February 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. - Buddha
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… their lives were full of quiet drama, full of vague yet...

February 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
… their lives were full of quiet drama, full of vague yet thrilling signs that life was not as the common run supposed it to be; they were among those… who watch life as though it were a great drab curtain which they are sure is always about to rise on some terrific and exquisite spectacle, and though it never did quite rise, they were patient, and...
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With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People...

April 18, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, ‘Studs, you’re an optimist.’ I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what’s the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven. Studs Terkel
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