~ Life is short

Vanessa Cardui - Painted Lady

“She liked being reminded of butterflies. She remembered being six or seven and crying over the fates of the butterflies in her yard after learning that they lived for only a few days. Her mother had comforted her and told her not to be sad for the butterflies, that just because their lives were short did not mean they were tragic. Watching them flying in the warm sun among the daisies in their garden, her mother had said to her, see, they have a beautiful life. Alice liked remembering that.”
~Lisa Genova, Still Alice

Momento Mori

Memento Mori at Venue 222

Memento Mori at Venue 222

“Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry.

Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

~ William Saroyan, American writer (1908 – 1981)

~Bukowksi on Whitman

Tempus Fugit

“when Whitman wrote, “I sing the body electric”
I know what he
I know what he

to be completely alive every moment
in spite of the inevitable.

we can’t cheat death but we can make it
work so hard
that when it does take

it will have known a victory just as
perfect as

~ Charles Bukowski

~ To those who mourn…

"Love" by dEj 2013

“Love” by dEj 2013

“Tell your friend that in his death,
a part of you dies and goes with him.
Wherever he goes, you also go.
He will not be alone.” 
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti