•November 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment
"[People] keep moving forward and making new trysts with life, and the motion of it keeps them young. In my opinion, they are the only people who are still alive. You must be constantly on your guard against congealing."
Gail Godwin, American Novelist
**I’ve been working hard at trying new things in my life, to create the life I dream about. Are you? If so, how’s it going?
•November 16, 2014 • Leave a Comment
"You don’t fall in love like you fall in a hole. You fall like falling through space. It’s like you jump off your own private planet to visit someone else’s planet. And when you get there it all looks different: the flowers, the animals, the colours people wear. It is a big surprise falling in love because you thought you had everything just right on your own planet, and that was true, in a way, but then somebody signalled to you across space and the only way you could visit was to take a giant jump. Away you go, falling into someone else’s orbit and after a while you might decide to pull your two planets together and call it home. And you can bring your dog. Or your cat. Your goldfish, hamster, collection of stones, all your odd socks. (The ones you lost, including the holes, are on the new planet you found.) And you can bring your friends to visit. And read your favourite stories to each other. And the falling was really the big jump that you had to make to be with someone you don’t want to be without. That’s it.
PS You have to be brave.”
~~Jeanette Winterson, from Big Questions from Little People
•November 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment
I’ve run this blog for over 7 years now, sharing my favorite bits of wisdom and thought-provoking finds. I feel so happy to be able to enjoy with you, knowing that the contents of this blog may bring a little joy into your lives.
That’s why I believe it’s only fair of me to give you all a heads-up that I’ve added some affiliate Amazon links to some of my older posts. And going forward, I will have affiliate links in a few of my posts, when appropriate. Feel free to not click on them if you wish. I certainly don’t mind. And if you do go ahead and click on it, thanks a ton!
P.S. I’m not sure the effect a bunch of updates on old posts will have on those who are subscribed to me either through email or RSS reader. Please let me know if I’m accidentally spamming you with old posts!
•October 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Continue reading ‘Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) by Don McLean’
•October 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment
"Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me.
The long brown path before me leading me wherever I choose. Henceforth, I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune. Henceforth, I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing."
**This reminds me to push forward. I make my own fortune, and should not excuse myself anymore. What have you been putting off?
•September 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment
As at Wardha, C. P., INDIA,
July 23, 1939
Friends have been urging me to write to you for the sake of humanity. But I have resisted their request, because of the feeling that any letter from me would be an impertinence. Something tells me that I must not calculate and that I must make my appeal for whatever it may be worth.
It is quite clear that you are today the one person in the world who can prevent a war which may reduce humanity to a savage state. Must you pay that price for an object however worthy it may appear to you to be? Will you listen to the appeal of one who has deliberately shunned the method of war not without considerable success? Any way I anticipate your forgiveness, if I have erred in writing to you.
Your sincere friend,
M. K. Gandhi
via Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal
**I wonder what the world would look like today if Hitler had heeded Gandhi’s words.