~ Ablaze ~ Feel the Fire!


“It is not revolutions and upheavals that clear the road to better days,
but revelations, and the lavishness of someone’s soul inspired and ablaze.”

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (1890-1960)

Nobel Prize

~ Envy

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“Envying another’s beauty will diminish your own.
But when you praise beauty in others your own beauty deepens.”
~ Daisaku Ikeda

~ Caretake this moment

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“Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person, this challenge, this deed. Quit evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in now.”

~ Epictetus

~ Do not despise your own place and hour.

krohnconservatory 2013 butterflies 286“Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.”

~ John Burroughs, Studies in Nature and Literature  


~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

~Tempus Fugit


“They are not long,
the days of wine and roses.
Out of a misty dream,
our path emerges for a while,
then closes,
within a dream.” 
~ Ernest Dowson
The Poems and Prose of Ernest Dowson
Wishing you all the very best of weekends!