Monday, May 9, 2005

Quotes for the Day
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.-- Franz Kafka

Though it sounds absurd, it is true to say I felt younger at sixty than I felt at twenty. -- Ellen Glasgow, The Woman Within, 1954
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things…[but] there are times when we stop. We sit sill. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper. -- James Carroll, O Magazine, October 2002

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.-- Elbert Hubbard

Various mediocre haiku of the day
Book store

Personal heaven,
Scent of books and adventure
Magic happens here.

Hat (This one was picked!)

She wears the red hat
Jauntily; in defiance
Of the years behind.


So warm in my hands,
Its steamy coffee comfort
Gets me through the day.

Sunday drive

Windows down, hair blows,
Time stands still; stop for ice cream
On this Sunday drive.

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