raiment

4/30/15

“It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.” 

~George Harrison

 


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metacarpus

4/29/15

“The past has no power over the present moment.” 

~Eckhart Tolle

 


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emoticon

4/28/15

"Our greatest joy-and our greatest pain comes in our relationships with others."

~Stephen R. Covey


 


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clasp

4/27/15

“All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.”

 
~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

 


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sonorous

4/26/15

“There's some folks, that, if they don't know, you can't tell 'em.” 

~Louie Armstrong

 


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knit

4/25/15

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.” 

~Elizabeth Zimmerman

 


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unspoken

4/24/15

“Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.” 

~Jonathan Harnisch

 


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vessel

4/23/15

"But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them . . ."

~Jim Croce

 


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mom

4/22/15

"My mother is a poem
I’ll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother."

~Sharon Doubiago

 


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vine

4/21/15

“Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not."

~George Bernard Shaw

 


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unfound

4/20/15

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. 

~Henry David Thoreau

 


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present

4/19/15

“In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.” 

~Friedrich Nietzche

 


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Éire

4/18/15

"The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched
. . . they must be felt by the heart."

~Helen Keller

 


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wanderlust

4/17/15

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” 

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 


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or, we travel the world to find...home...:)
-- Gilda Buruiana, 4/18/15



parley

4/16/15

“Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.” 

 


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external

4/15/15

''All of life is a foreign country.''

~Jack Kerouac

 


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maidin mhaith

4/14/15

“There is nowhere morning does not go.” 

~Leah Cohen

 


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play

4/13/15

“Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.” 


~Robert Frost

 


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mod

4/12/15

"She knew her distance and did angle for me, Madding my eagerness with her restraint, As all impediments on fancy's course Are motives of more fancy; and in fine, her infinite cunning, with her modern grace subdued me to her rate."

~William Shakespeare

 


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abide

4/11/15

EVERYTHING IS WAITING FOR YOU

Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden transgressions. 
To feel abandoned is to deny 
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely, 
even you, at times, have felt the grand array; 
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding 
out your solo voice. You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom. 
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity. 
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.

Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into 
the conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds 
and creatures of the world are unutterably 
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.

Everything is Waiting for You






From RIVER FLOW: New and Selected Poems

and from EVERYTHING IS WAITING FOR YOU
Poems by David Whyte

 


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mirth

4/11/15

“Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” 


~G. Apollinaire

 


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beget

4/10/15

“Everything great in the world is done by neurotics; they alone founded our religions and created our masterpieces.” 

~Marcel Proust

 


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ting

4/9/15

“In Ireland, you go to someone's house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you're really just fine. She asks if you're sure. You say of course you're sure, really, you don't need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don't need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn't mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it's no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting. 

In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don't get any damned tea.

I liked the Irish way better.” 



C.E. Murphy

 


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♥ When you taste Ireland, you're addict once and for all ^^
-- Séve Kalkam, 4/11/15



season

4/8/15

“Time it was
And what a time it was, it was
A time of innocence
A time of confidences . . ."

~Paul Simon

 


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sand

4/7/15

“Every time a strong wind blows, every sand and dust yearns for being a solid rock and every solid rock longs for flying with the wind!” 

~Mehmet Murat idan

 


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