Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Tuesday Thoughts

Rescued this beauty yesterday from the dumpster. Hope I can keep her alive - not a lot of good light in my house. Can only try.

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far! ~John Muir

“Language allows us to reach out to people, to touch them with our innermost fears, hopes, disappointments, victories. To reach out to people we'll never meet.

It's the greatest legacy you could ever leave your children or your loved ones:

The history of how you felt.”

― Simon Van Booy

Some favorite reads.
“For some people, life is the process of knocking through walls to get out. For others, it is the building of walls.”

― Simon Van Booy, The Secret Lives of People in Love

“My old geography professor once told his class how the music, paintings, sculptures, and books of the world are mirror in which people see versions of themselves.”

― Simon Van Booy, Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories

“Dreamers conquered the world long ago.”
― Simon Van Booy, Everything Beautiful Began After: A Novel

"The human heart is like india-rubber; a little swells it, but a great deal will not burst it. If "little more than nothing will disturb it, little less than all things will suffice" to break it. As in the outer members of our frame, there is a vital power inherent in itself that strengthens it against external violence. Every blow that shakes it will serve to harden it against a future stroke; as constant labour thickens the skin of the hand, and strengthens its muscles instead of wasting them away: so that a day of arduous toil, that might excoriate a lady's palm, would make no sensible impression on that of a hardy ploughman." ~anne bronte


Becky~ said...

Loved this post...very insightful.It made me think and thats always good.

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Thank you Becky...so nice of you to visit.