“..bent, never broken…”

What we’re reading today…

 

 

“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.” ― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Paul Apal'kin

Paul Apal’kin 

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.

“Paradise lies at the feet of your mother.”

 

“The scatterbrain,
is a little like,
the patter of rain…”

Time …  “Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows; why fret about it, if today be sweet?”    

– Omar Khayyam

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you,

Don’t go back to sleep.”

Spirit by French artist George Roux, 1885.

“Spirit” by George Roux, 1885 

 

“Be hole,
be dust,
be dream,
be wind

Be night,
be dark,
be wish,
be mind,

Now slip,
now slide,
now move unseen

Above,
beneath,
betwixt,
between.”

 

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

“I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.”
 Kahlil Gibran