Each Day

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”

~ John Burroughs

The Opposite Of

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

~ Elie Wiesel

A Good Friend

“A good friend is a connection to life – a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.”

~ Lois Wyse, Author ~ 1926 – 2007

People Know What They Do

“People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what what they do does.”

~ Michel Foucault, Philosopher – Born: October 15, 1926 – Died: June 25, 1984

3:00 A.M. – Short Fiction

It was one those nights, Ned was tossing and turning, and restless. He looked at the alarm clock, and it read 3:00 a.m. He decided to get up, put his clothes on, grabbed his keys and cigarettes, and went for a walk. The air was warm, and the stars were shining. It felt good to walk in the quiet solitude, of the tree lined street he resides on.

When he returned home, he felt like a new man, and the stroll helped clean out the cobwebs in his head. After all was said and done, Ned went back to bed, and before you know it, he was out like a light.

Life Is One Big Road

“Life is one big road with lots of signs,
So when you riding through the ruts,
Don’t you complicate your mind
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy
Don’t bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality.”

~ Bob Marley

To Find Reality

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.”

~ Iris Murdoch

Free Will

“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.”

~ Jawaharlal Nehru

Three Phobias

“I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.”

~ Tallulah Bankhead

The Opposite Of Love

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

~ Elie Wiesel

To Be A Philosopher

“To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

The Greatest Adventure

“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.”

~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Be Who You Are

“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

Life Is The Fire …..

Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternty.

~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Human Nature

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”

~ Dale Carnegie

Its Surely Not The Same

Since COVID-19 has made  its presence, it has changed the ways of life. When I go outside to take my walks, there seems to be very few, if that doing the  same thing. Also, not that many cars are seen. Its so surreal, its like living in the Twilight Zone.

For What Its Worth

We could all use a time out, from the seemingly, neverending media barrage of the Coronavirus.

So far, I have  been going about  the days, and not getting  myself all worked up about it.

Backpack

So I’m more at home with my backpack, sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane, than I am necessarily on a bed. It’s weird being here. It feels like I’m standing next to my real life.

Henry Rollins

When It’s Time

“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”

~ Jimi Hendrix

Fill Your Life Up With Ideas

“Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That’s what music is to me.” – Janis Joplin”

Thoughts From A Tired Mind

hot searing sun
broiling the desert
not a house
or any building
to be seen
for as far
as the eye can see
carcasses of long
ago dead animals
litter the ground
rattle snakes hissing
scorpions and black
widows crawling
seeking to bite
and deposit their
deadly venom
no water to be found
not an ideal place
to spend time in
such is life
in the desert

And

the month
of August
is now in
the home
stretch
and life
goes on

Music ~ Albert Einstein

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