Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.
~Carol Bishop Hipps
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
ON BEING ME
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
~e.e. cummings, 1955
All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself.
A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key. ~Paul Valéry
The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see.
~George W. Russell
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
~Jean de La Fontaine
Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. ~Jean Giraudoux
Walking, working, barely breathing
My thoughts, far away
Heart aching, mind racing
Sleep does not come easily, nor last long....
so long f2k...