“Enjoy as you go along ….”

There is this about Mr. Jellybond Tinney which it is always pleasant to contemplate — he did enjoy himself. “Enjoy as you go along,” he was continually saying: “enjoy the little things.” ~Sarah Grand, Babs the Impossible, 1900

“Please don’t be overly sober with your precious wings; it’s your addiction to freedom that makes me think that I too can defy gravity.”― Curtis Tyrone Jones

When You Are Old

WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep, 
And nodding by the fire, take down this book, 
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look 
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; 

How many loved your moments of glad grace, 
And loved your beauty with love false or true, 
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, 
And loved the sorrows of your changing face; 

And bending down beside the glowing bars, 
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled 
And paced upon the mountains overhead 
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.” 
― W.B. Yeats

It is not length of life, but depth of life. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Delicious Sleep

“Less than a month ago all of August still stretched before us – long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep.” ―Lauren Oliver

“It’s July and I have hope in who I am becoming.” ~Charlotte Eriksson


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Flag Day
June 14, 2020

“The American flag doesn’t give her glory on a peaceful, calm day. It’s when the winds pick up and become boisterous, do we see her strength. When she unfolds her hand, and shows her frayed fingers, where we see the stretch of red-blood lines of man that fought for this land. The purity of white stripes that strips our sins, and the stars of Abraham’s covenant, broad in a midnight blue sky. The rights our forefathers established. As it waves high in the currents of freedom, where the Torch of Liberty shines over the sea, does she give meaning to unity. When we strive as one nation, or when it drops half-mast, to a fallen soldier.”― Anthony Liccione