“To hear never-heard sounds, To see never-seen colors and shapes, To try to understand the imperceptible Power pervading the world; To fly and find pure ethereal substances That are not of matter But of that invisible soul pervading reality. To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul; To be a lantern in the…
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
– Aldous Huxley
LINKS: Boyhood An astounding, one-of-a-kind trove of stories and drawings reveals what life was like for young men growing up in rural 19th-century America Children in 19th-century art reflect nation’s fears, dreams Image courtesy of National Library of Wales
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial.
LINK: TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL TRY THINKING OF DEATH
LINK: 12 WENDELL BERRY QUOTES THAT WILL GIVE YOU A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
Are family members our worst critics or our best?
An illusion haunts us, that a long duration, as a year, a decade, a century, is valuable. But an old French sentence says, “God works in moments.” We ask for long life, but ’tis deep life or grand moments that signify. Let the measure of Time be spiritual, not mechanical. Life is unnecessarily long. Moments…
LINK: IS INNOVATION IN THE ARTS A GOOD THING?