There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar
I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, 1812
…sunlight falls my wings open wide, there is a beauty here that I can’t deny…
Although the world is full of suffering,
it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.
Miracle of 9/11, Dies of Heart Attack at Age 69
On September 11, 2001 Josephine Harris was in the North Tower of the World Trade Center when disaster struck. As she reached the area of stairwell B between the…
[OMG: Josephine’s story inspired me, and I’m so very sad she died]
Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth; Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust; Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace; Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.
The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.
— W.E.B. Du Bois
Rick Aschmann has made a hobby out of studying and mapping North American English dialects: This is just a little hobby of mine, that I thought might be interesting to a lot of people. Some people …
RIP Mick Karn:
Carl put this song on a mixtape for me years ago and this song above all others enchanted me like very few can…both in sonic resonance, sweet tremolo vibrato, and lyric enigma this is one of my favorite songs of all time…never knew there was a video, and have now watched it like 15x in a row…