“January cold and desolate;February dripping wet;March wind ranges;April changes;Birds sing in tuneTo flowers of May,And sunny JuneBrings longest day;In scorched JulyThe storm-clouds fly,Lightning-torn;August bears corn,September fruit;In rough OctoberEarth must disrobe her;Stars fall and shootIn keen November;And night is longAnd cold is strongIn bleak December.” ~ Christina Rossetti
“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
Eat, drink, and sleep. Repetitive rituals.
“Pain and suffering are a kind of currency passed from hand to hand until they reach someone who receives them but does not pass them on.” ~ Simone Weil
“The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.” ~ Paul Auster