Original Image: Orion Nebula – new image from Hubble & Spitzer
|Affirmation | 30 January 2011|
Image by Aristocrats-hat
It is no small pity, and should cause us no little shame, that, through our own fault, we do not understand ourselves, or know who we are. Would it not be a sign of great ignorance, my daughters, if a person were asked who he was, and could not say, and had no idea who his father or mother was, or from what country he came? Though that is a great stupidity, our own is incomparably greater if we make no attempt to discover what we are, and only know that we are living in these bodies and have a vague idea, because we have heard it, and because our faith tells us so, that we possess souls. As to what good qualities there may be in our souls, or who dwells within them, or how precious they are — those are things which seldom consider and so we trouble little about carefully preserving the soul’s beauty. All our interest is centred in the rough setting of the diamond and in the outer wall of the castle – that is to say in these bodies of ours.
-Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, El Castillo Interior, 1577
|Change rooms in your mind for a day|
Extract from “All The Hemispheres” by Hafiz.
Quoted from The Subject Tonight is Love translated by David Ladinsky.
Ink on watercolours.
|Affirmation | 16 November 2011|
|Affirmation | 30th January 2009|
|Thought for the Day | 9th January 2009|
I often say to Isabella, my three-year-old “Why were we born?”
She answers, “To laugh.”
Then I say, “What is our job?”
She says, “To make sure other people can laugh, too.”
Via No Impact Man
|Thought for the day|
Photograph by MagicTyger
This photograph was taken by my father earlier today. He says that the planets Venus & Jupiter only align with the moon like this every 28 years. It’s the gallaxy’s way of saying hi every now & then.
|Mushy thought for the day|
Image by Mr. Wright
Not the other way around.
From one of those church signs. Just about the only time one of those has managed to inspire me!