“I do not seek to follow in the footsteps of those of old. I seek only what they sought.” Basho, Japanese poet
“Oh wonderful, oh wonderful, oh wonderful, I am food, I am food, I am food!
I am an eater of food, I am an eater of food, I am an eater of food.”
“When you’re seventy-one, few stories are short. But I’ll try to tighten it up, so stay with me. It all comes together. […]” Landon Percival to David Stewart in Terry Fallis’ Up and Down
To surrender is to accept
life as it is:
winter today, spring tomorrow;
cruelty with beauty;
aloneness after love. Woodman and Mellick, Coming Home to Myself page 117 (see Spiritual Health)
Life becomes hectic.
We try to exert control,
create secure little pigeonholes,
believe we are in control.
And all the time we know
chaos leaps eternally
at our edges. Woodman and Mellick page 119 (see above)
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you. David Whyte
Why harass with eternal purposes a mind too weak to grasp them? Horace
“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Although the two are identical twins, man, as a rule, views the prenatal abyss with more calm than the one he is heading for (at some forty-five hundred heartbeats an hour).” Nabokov
The only true aging is the dilution of one’s ideals. (need to find the source)