“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”

Edward Abbey

my blood approves,
and kisses are better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

e.e. cummings

 

From moment to moment

Sliding in the silences

The creativity of being

Is love.

Maggie, UK, For Krishnamurti

“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses … stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.”

Henry Miller

“Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.”

Thoreau

All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.

[Joseph Joubert]

Life just seems so full of connections. Most of the time we don’t even pay attention to the depth of life. We only see flat surfaces.

Colin Neenan


I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street I met a man who had no feet.

Ancient Persian Saying



Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.

José Ortega y Gasset

What more can you do in life but reach out with both your hands at whatever comes nearest to you and hold on until all your fingers are broke.

William Goldman

"You want to exercise your will, bend the language your way, bend the world your way. You want to control the flow of impulses, images, words, faces, ideas. But there's a higher place, a secret aspiration. You want to let go. You want to lose yourself in language, become a carrier or messenger. The best moments involve a loss of control. It's a kind of rapture, and it can happen with words and phrases fairly often-completely surprising combinations that make a higher kind of sense, that come to you out of nowhere." Don Delillo, in an interview