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Fierce with Reality

“You need only claim the events of your life… 

When you truly possess all you have been and done,

which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.”

– Quotation by Florida Scott-Maxwell

 Hope

I stand before you tonight to represent the people who do not count: The poor, the poets, and monks. As long as there are people who are trying to realize the divine in themselves, there shall be hope in the world.

– Quotation by Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

Count Basie

 

(video courtesy of that1940sguy)

 

“Candy

is dandy

but liquor

is quicker.” 

 

– Ogden Nash from Reflections on Ice Breaking

Finding the Beautiful

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,

we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

– Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snow Leopards     

…we are all snow leopards.”

 

-Quotation by H. S. T.

Doorways

“You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves.  Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life.”

Quotation by Daisaku Ikeda

 

Flower garden at Mesker Park Zoo

When bright flowers bloom
Parchment crumbles, my words fade
The pen has dropped …
–   Morpheus

Sarah & Olivia, 2009

“Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what’s next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.”

 

Quotation taken from the poetic essay entitled, “Youth” by Samuel Ullman (1840-1924)

Olivia & Sarah, 2009

“Know you what it is to be a child?  It is to be something very different from the man of today.  It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism; it is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief; it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear; it is to turn pumpkins into coaches and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything, for each child has its fairy godmother in its own soul.”

Quotation by Francis Thompson (English poet, 1859-1907) 

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"Featherheart"
was chosen as
the name for
this blog
because when
I remember
to keep my
heart light as
a feather,
life is much
easier.

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Jimmy Margulies
The Record
Jan 7, 2011
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