Destiny, a book by Tim Parks. Its a good read, but the one thing that I don’t care for, is a lot of the paragraphs are anywhere from 2 to 3 pages long, and that can slow down time of getting through the book.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what read ours.
Suppose we wake up and see that what we thought to be this and that, ain’t this and that at all?
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments
you make the better.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
had my coffee
with more to
i sit and
am i thinking
or a combination
Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.
- Bob Marley
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
~ Henry David Thoreau
same shit different day
same shit different month
same shit different year
and it goes on and on and …
To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.
Source: quote garden
Yesterday I got the booster shot.
Today, having blood work done, and A1c level checked.
With that said, I feel great.
Daniel Dennett, Philosopher
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
~ Alan Watts
“Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
When dark December glooms the day,
And takes our autumn joys away;
When short and scant the sun-beam throws,
Upon the weary waste of snows…
~Walter Scott, Marmion, 1808
Source: Quote Garden
“Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.”
~ Evo Morales, President of Bolivia
“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”
~ John Locke
“More and more the writer is aware of an international community of readers for whom dense language use and frequent local references are a hindrance. This seems obvious. I don’t decry it or criticize it – it’s just a fact.”
~ Tim Parks, Novelist
“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”
~ William James
“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.”
~ John Stuart Mill
John Dewey – Philosopher, 1859 – 1952
“There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.”
~ John Locke, Philosopher, 1632 – 1704
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
~ Anna Quindlen
“With books at least, the best experiences are not when you find what you were looking for, but when something quite different finds you, takes you by surprise, shifts your tastes to new territory.”
~ Tim Parks, Novelist
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With daylight savings time
done for the next four months…
it won’t stop me from taking
my early evening walks…I’ll
admit that I enjoy it….even
when there is snow and whatnot
on the ground…plod on…plod on….
you can’t have
your cake and
eat it too …
fine … i
don’t eat cake…
just tell it like it is
“Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It’s what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutter ball when you’re bowling with the girls in the league. True sorrow is as rare as true love.”
~ Stephen King
sitting on the
living room couch
which is accommodating
a retired person
so…i have no qualms
“War: a massacre of people who don’t know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don’t massacre each other.”
~ Paul Valery, Poet, 1871 – 1945
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, Playwright 1849 – 1924
nothing to read
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
~ Arthur Schopenhauer
so I have
with brain fog
no long term
cure is to
wait it out
just something to write – that’s what I did
in my other life
“Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright’s pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace.”
~ Maya Angelou
to put Columbus Day to bed and make the change to indigenous people day. They deserve it.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
~ John Lennon
Born 81 years ago … October 9, 1940