“A beautiful mind is like a beautiful path! The more you travel with it, the more you find peace and happiness!”
Mehmet Murat ildan, playwright, novelist, thinker
On remembering long-gone friends:
‘...THESE FARAWAY BEINGS ARE FIREFLIES...EACH ONE A BIT OF PHOSPHORUS , A LIFE THAT BRUSHED MINE AND CAUSED ME, IN ITS GLOW, TO EXIST,
AND NOW THEY SIT ON MEMORIES WINDOWSILL...’
Quote: Dorothea Tanning from Between lives, An Artist and Her World
Image: Firefly Chandelier © Artist Michele Oka Doner
Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone; beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own.
Lindsay Ferrintino, playwright, from Ugly To The Bone.
Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.
James Baldwin, Author
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Music, art, food - these are my passions. I live for these. You have to travel with your eyes and your ears open. To absorb culture; to absorb knowledge; and then, like that, you evolve.
Massimo Bottura, Chef.
“Learn something. Apply it. Pass it on so it is not forgotten.”Ruth Asawa, Artist
"I have one of two choices – stay in the post office and go crazy ... or stay out here and play at writer and starve. I have decided to starve."
Charles Bukowski 1920-1994
"If we want maturity, we have to be mature. If we want a nation that feels hopeful, then we have to speak in hopeful terms… We have to model what we want."
On Christmas ...
I claim to be festive phobic. However, I know that I escape it to avoid the loss. Part of me found something to love in the awfulness of it all, a series of now-missing someones. Bear this in mind should you find yourself lamenting “having” to spend Christmas with your family: one minute you have to, the next you can’t.
from Hannah Betts, We Should Cherish Christmas, The Times, 21 December 2016