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Friday, July 8, 2016

Quotes of the day... 7/8/16

“Human "nature" is a nature 
continually in quest of itself, 
obliged at every moment 
to transcend what it was a moment before.”
     ~ W.H. Auden 

“But once in a while the odd thing happens,
Once in a while the dream comes true,
And the whole pattern of life is altered,
Once in a while the moon turns blue.”
     ~ W.H. Auden 

“I know nothing, except what everyone knows - 
if there when Grace dances, I should dance.”
     ~ W.H. Auden 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Quotes of the day... 7/7/16

“The image of myself 
which I try to create in my own mind 
in order that I may love myself 
is very different from the image 
which I try to create in the minds of others 
in order that they may love me.”
     ~ W.H. Auden 

“Every man carries with him through life 
a mirror, as unique and impossible 
to get rid of as his shadow.”
     ~ W.H. Auden 

“The basic stimulus 
to the intelligence is doubt, 
a feeling that the meaning
 of an experience 
is not self-evident.”
     ~ W.H. Auden

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Quotes of the day... 7/6/16

“Do not forget that the value and interest of life 
is not so much to do conspicuous things...
as to do ordinary things with the perception 
of their enormous value.”
     ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“The quintessential good and beauty in life 
is what each has to offer to others 
valuing the gesture ourselves…”
     ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“The day will come when, after harnessing 
the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, 
we shall harness… the energies of love. 
And, on that day, for the second time 
in the history of the world, 
man will have discovered fire.”
     ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Quotes of the day... 7/5/16

“We are all creatures of our upbringings, 
our cultures, our times.” 
     ~ Oliver Sacks 
This is our jumping off point, not our destiny.
Our adventure, if you will.

“He has one of the most spacious, thoughtful minds 
I have ever encountered, with a vast base of knowledge 
of every sort, but it is a base under continual 
questioning and scrutiny. (I have seen him suddenly 
stop in mid-sentence and say, 
“I no longer believe what I was about to say.”)
     ~ Oliver Sacks  - - - We never arrive.

Monday, July 4, 2016

My weekend adventures!

Saturday morning hike in our local Hampstead haunt :) 
There's nothing like early morning sunlight.


Saturday afternoon hike was at the Sandown Town Forest. 
Bobcats were listed on the possible wildlife 
we could be fortunate enough to observe. 
I was, fortunately, not fortunate enough to observe a bobcat :)


Sunday morning was another first.
We went to the Riverside Dog Park and Trails. 
We had the dog park to ourselves for awhile, 
then hit the trails when company arrived ;)


Sunday afternoon was another first.
We went to Winnekenni Park, Conservation Area, and Castle
on Kenoza Lake with Elizabeth and Daisy :)


 Taking note of my little corner of the world on the deck. 
Not too shabby ♥