I always feel uncomfortable when people speak about ordinary mortals because I’ve never met an ordinary man, woman, or child. ~Joseph Campbell I am a firm believer that every human being matters no matter if they are exalted by the masses, shunned as an untouchable, or an orange haired racist residing in America’s number one […]
The trees have been her scripture and earth her revelation. ~Amitav Ghosh Camping and backpacking used to be a passion for me. There were few better feelings than sleeping beneath a canopy of stars on a cool night serenaded by night creatures, wakened by the song of gentle flowers in flight.
The fact that we are human beings is infinitely more important than all the peculiarities that distinguish human beings one from another. ~Simone De Beauvoir It has required extensive soul searching to arrive at a mental state where I can appreciate all the flowers whether they are expertly cultivated and elevated to garden status or […]
Now I see the secret of making the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. ~Walt Whitman Spring butterflies have merged from their black wintry cocoons and taken to the streets of Chicago to flit in the warm exhalations of Spring.
Music is an anesthetic. ~Yusef Kumuyakaa Music is an anesthetic and a stimulant. A calmer and an exciter. Music has the ability to amplify and attenuate a person’s mood. It swoons of love and drives people to a hateful nationalistic fervor rationalizing the invasion of sovereign nations. It unites a group while inciting to divide […]
There is no such thing as an artist: there is only the world, lit or unlit as the light allows. ~Annie Dillard If everyone is an artist, as I believe we all are, then it reasons some are more comfortable exposing their souls, then the term itself is irrelevant as there is no need to […]
Men don’t inhabit a country; we inhabit a language. ~Jaume Cabré Is a country simply a land mass bounded by contiguous borders? Or is it the collective humans identifying with each other based on a common understanding of an ideal as expressed in language? Or a desire for a unifying goal, an incorporation of a […]