“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”
—Allen Ginsberg, WD

citypilgrim, countrypilgrim  
Ask me a rhetorical question.

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

Nelson Mandela  (via awelltraveledwoman)

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Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.

Do Comics Matter? 

The way we look at others 


Jennifer Aniston Says Her 'Value As A Woman' Has Nothing To Do With Having Children 


Spinach, Garden Pea and Asparagus Tart!!

Brilliant, although I think I will try to substitute green beans in place of the asparagus. This time of the season, there are more green beans than I can figure out what to do with.


Wild Wood.

Barney leaping through the woods of Midsummer Hill, on a very foggy day in late Nov 2012. One of my favourites.


Erich Dieckmann, Bauhaus; development design of a metal tube chair


Erich Dieckmann, Bauhaus; development design of a metal tube chair

None of us can truly know what we mean to other people, and none of us can know what our future self will experience. History and philosophy ask us to remember these mysteries, to look around at friends, family, humanity, at the surprises life brings — the endless possibilities that living offers — and to persevere. There is love and insight to live for, bright moments to cherish, and even the possibility of happiness, and the chance of helping someone else through his or her own troubles. Know that people, through history and today, understand how much courage it takes to stay. Bear witness to the night side of being human and the bravery it entails, and wait for the sun. If we meditate on the record of human wisdom we may find there reason enough to persist and find our way back to happiness. The first step is to consider the arguments and evidence and choose to stay. After that, anything may happen. First, choose to stay.

Jennifer Michael Hecht, from Stay: A History of Suicide and Philosophies Against It 

Upon hearing the news of Robin Williams’ death last night, I offer these necessary words from the closing chapter of Ms. Hecht’s book. Read the final chapter here and listen to Krista Tippett’s interview with the historian-philosopher-poet

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How do you deal with life’s challenges? #WednesdayWisdom #NASDAQ #Wednesday #quoteoftheday #quote #inspiration

That’s great. I agree. Now, explain how to do this please. Thank you.

Every time you take a meadow and turn it into a shopping center, you have decreased the world’s population of butterflies.
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