*French philosopher, 1909-1943
“All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really One.”
~ Black Elk, Medicine Man ~ B: Dec. 1, 1863 – D: Aug. 19, 1950
“Is it possible to get a cup of coffee-flavored coffee anymore in this country? What happened with coffee? Did I miss a meeting? They have every other flavor but coffee-flavored coffee. They have mochaccino, frappaccino, cappuccino, Al Pacino…Coffee doesn’t need a menu, it needs a cup.”
~ Denis Leary
out the door
in order to
or is it
in a world
The half-whacked preacher, is speaking the unspeakable of a lewd and lascivious nature.
I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.
~ Franz Kafka
Caught stealing his neighbor’s newspaper, he declared depraved indifference.
“To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.”
~ William Blake ‘Auguries of Innocence’ (c. 1803)
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~ Toni Morrison, 88 y/o – Author, Nobel Laureate
on the floor
Twyla Tharp, American Dancer
let it go
let it flow
let it go
W. H. Auden, Anglo-American poet ~ 1907 – 1973
Mr Positive debates Mr Negative. Egos clash. Neither comes out a winner. Both egos deflated.
Eudora Welty (1998), “Stories, Essays and Memoir”
“It is necessary … for a man to go away by himself … to sit on a rock … and ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?”
~ Carl Sandburg, Writer, 1878-1967
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
~ Albert Einstein
With the high heat and humidity, having/drinking plenty of water, is a good thing.
Trekking with the numerous lost souls. The journey continues on.
Frank McCourt (1999), Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
I am me
always will be me
no one will
ever change me
as I was born
the end result
is a total me
I am happy
to be me
To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie –
True Poems flee –
~Emily Dickinson, c.1879
For the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference to the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed so brotherly, made me realize that I’d been happy, and that I was happy still.
~ Albert Camus
people on the stoops
watching the passersby
spraying cool water
on the neighborhood kids
ice cream truck has arrived
people lining up
to buy and enjoy
an ice cream or something
cold to drink
to hot cook inside
so pizza and sandwiches
are the meals for the hungry
the ones without a/c suffer
as the temps are stifling
window fans are useless
as they blow hot air
no break in sight
from the swelter
yet the people
are use to it
life in the city
If Jack Kerouac
of the state
eating a pear
a cup of black
French Roast coffee
glitz and glimmer, not my forte
All ye caffeine junkies, drink up, and get wired.
Chasing the American dream. Its elusive.
Tod Stiles (Martin Milner)
Buzz Murdoch (George Maharis)
Jean-Paul Sartre, Philosopher – Born: June 21, 1905 – Died: April 15, 1980
the eyes see all
the eyes tell all
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
~ Emily Dickinson
tired as tired, can be
Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say. They’re just being careful about who they open up to.
~ Susan Gale
The best things in life are free. Sunsets and sunrises are free. Air is free. Love is free. Death is free. The best things in life are free. ~ Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door. ~ J. D. Salinger
mug of coffee to my left
open laptop in front of me
a new book that was started this morning sits to the right of me
now what the hell shall I do
flip a coin
rock paper scissors
put a blindfold on and pick one
spin the bottle
Franz Kafka, Writer – Born: July 3, 1883 – Died: June 3, 1924
Barbara Billingsley , played June Cleaver in “Leave it to Beaver”
During his morning stroll, the elderly man is curious, as to how many bricks did they use in making the one block long sidewalk. Maybe one day, he will find the answer, by the tedious task of counting the red rectangular blocks of clay.
Abigail Adams, Former First Lady of the United States – 1744 – 1818
Miles Davis, Musician – B: May 26, 1926 – D: September 28, 1991
If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try it for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually, one discovers that it is not boring, but very interesting.
To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.
~ Chinese Saying
“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
~ Joseph Addison, Essayist 1672 – 1719
“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.”
~ Rita Mae Brown. Writer – B: November 28, 1944
Today, May 14
and I don’t
The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam…
~ J. G. Ballard, British author 1930-
writing a post
even a so-called
is not as easy
as it seems
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
~ Soren Kierkegaard, Philosopher – B: May 5, 1813 – D: November 11, 1855
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
~ Albert Einstein
Claire Cook, Film writer
Angela Thirkell, The Headmistress (1945)
“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
~ Stephen King
Public speaking is the art diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.
~ Evan Esar (1899 – 1995)
“To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.” ~ Edward R. Murrow (B: April 25, 1908 – D: April 27, 1965)
“Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”
~ Immanuel Kant, Philosopher – B: April 22, 1724 – D: February 12, 1804