Sunday, 15 September 2019

" the confusion that afflicts the world today, i see a disrespect for the very values of life. beauty is all about us, but how many are blind to it! they look at the wonder of this earth — and seem to see nothing. people move hectically but give little thought to where they are going…
each second we live in a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that never was before and will never be again. and what do we teach our children in school? we teach them that two and two makes four, and that paris is the capital of france. when will we also teach them what they are? we should say to each of them: do you know what you are? you are a marvel. you are unique. in all of the world there is no other child exactly like you. in the millions of years that have passed there has never been another child like you. and look at your body — what a wonder it is! your legs, your arms, your cunning fingers, the way you move! you may become a shakespeare, a michelangelo, a beethoven. you have the capacity for anything. yes, you are a marvel. and when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? you must cherish one another. you must work — we all must work — to make this world worthy of its children..." ~ pablo casals


timo said...

In the moonlight
I met Berserk,
In the moonlight
On the bushy plain.

Oh, sharp he was
As the sleepless!

And, “Why are you red
In this milky blue?”
I said.
“Why sun-colored,
As if awake
In the midst of sleep?”

“You that wander,”
So he said,
“On the bushy plain,
Forget so soon.
But I set my traps
In the midst of dreams.”

I knew from this
That the blue ground
Was full of blocks
And blocking steel.
I knew the dread
Of the bushy plain,
And the beauty
Of the moonlight
Falling there,
As sleep falls
In the innocent air.

“Anecdote of the Prince of Peacocks” by Wallace Stevens

missed you

cloudgathererholdmedown said...

"So, attend carefully to your posture. Quit drooping and hunching around. Speak your mind. Put your desires forward, as if you had a right to them—at least the same right as others. Walk tall and gaze forthrightly ahead. Dare to be dangerous. Encourage the serotonin to flow plentifully through the neural pathways desperate for its calming influence."
— Jordan B. Peterson

hi ;)

timo said...

you good?

cloudgathererholdmedown said...

i am, thank you. we're in my favourite season at the end of a year that has sped by too quickly! this has been a year in which my world has shrunk and my heart has grown!

how are you during these shortening autumnal days?