Mortality Quotes

We are not living in eternity. We have only the present moment, sparkling like a star in our hands.

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

If we have doubted our ability to learn, we need doubt it no longer. If we ever had it in us to learn Greek or play the piano, we still have. If we ever had clever hands…

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Earth laughs in flowers

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
bright borage

Hay, corn, roots, hemp, flax, apples, wool, and wood.
Each of these landlords walked amidst his farm,
Saying, ” ‘Tis mine, my children’s, and my name’s:
How sweet the west wind sounds in my own trees…

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Herds of reindeer move across miles and miles of golden moss, silently and very fast.

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Caesar’s double-bed is warm
As an unimportant clerk
On a pink official form…

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The supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
flower with a bee

Whatever the unborn and the dead may know, they cannot know the beauty, the marvel of being alive in the flesh. The dead may look after the afterwards. But the magnificent here and now of life in the flesh is ours, and ours alone, and ours only for a time. We ought to dance with rapture that we should be alive and…

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