startling =)

29 05 2013



“There’s Nothin…

21 05 2013

“There’s Nothing Like the Sun”
There’s nothing like the sun as the year dies,
Kind as can be, this world being made so,
To stones and men and birds and beasts and flies,
To all things that it touches except snow,
Whether on mountainside or street of town.
The south wall warms me: November has begun,
Yet never shone the sun as fair as now
While the sweet last-left damsons from the bough
With spangles of the morning’s storm drop down
Because the starling shakes it, whistling what
Once swallows sang. But I have not forgot
That there is nothing, too, like March’s sun,
Like April’s, or July’s, or June’s, or May’s,
Or January’s, or February’s, great days:
August, September, October, and December
Have equal days, all different from November.
No day of any month but I have said—
Or, if I could live long enough, should say—
“There’s nothing like the sun that shines today.”
There’s nothing like the sun till we are dead.

Edward Thomas

“We cannot affo…

22 04 2013

“We cannot afford to do anything less well than we can do. It is important to take this attitude because we are environment making towards ourselves. We are what we make of ourselves and what we contribute to this environment. In connection with this I think of what Alfred Stieglitz said, ‘Do what you’ve been doing, and do more of it.’ In other words, you are not some guy waiting to see what the fates will bring you. You are the fates. What you have to do is find the common denominators, and they start to become, more and more, combinations of things that were done before. It is hard to reeducate habits, but you can give habits something else to work on, they get tricked, they become something else quite interesting.“
— Frederick Sommer

Wouldn’t it be …

25 02 2013

Wouldn’t it be great to be gifted? In fact…

It turns out that choices lead to habits.

Habits become talents.

Talents are labeled gifts.

You’re not born this way, you get this way.

~Seth Godin


20 02 2013

Man, I need God.

It’s been a long, long, long time coming.

Jeremiah 29:12-14a

New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity;





1 02 2013


“Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.” 
― Samuel LoverRory O’More

The Road Not Ta…

29 01 2013

The Road Not Taken


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.