Month: December 2014

Einstein Quotes…

  “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.” “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” “I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Albert Einstein And in the spirit of things we don’t understand… I offer the above picture. I don’t understand the physics of it – yet there it is.

Rush-hour in Zuhai, China…

  “The American male doesn’t mature until he has exhausted all other possibilities.” Wilfrid Sheed, whose birthday we celebrate today. I would just like to add that I resemble that remark… It is also the 110th anniversary of the opening night of Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up in London – one of the first plays to acknowledge the existence of the audience. If you didn’t clap for fairies as a child, you’ve never really experienced the magic of theatre. If you did, you must go out and spread the gospel to all the world… Yea, verily…

Afraid of the Light…

  What is it that would make one afraid to shine a light into their own darkness? Do they fear what they might see? Or is it because they already know what’s there, and cannot bear to look upon it? And are your own private terrors so excruciatingly fearsome – or are they merely yours, and you’d not have others realize how insignificant a fear it took, to so weaken your resolve? EJ Liederstein

Rest in Peace, Eric Garner; et al – (Take 3)

I have tried to post for a while now, about how I feel about the recent string of protests around the country, concerning the lack of justice for those innocents who have been killed by the police. I’ve tried to put my feelings into words that might resonate with the population as a whole, rather than those specifically affected by the injustice; for if change is to come, it must come from those who have not been dealt with so harshly, by those charged with serving and protecting. But I must confess that I’m having a very hard time keeping an even tone. Because I’m outraged, at a part of society that feels that our constitutionally guaranteed rights are more like suggestions, rather than tenets set into stone – that those rights don’t apply, if it’s easier to just ignore them.

Vessels of Admiration

  Would you have poetry in your life? Then you must become such an object of wonder, 
that a poet would search the world over for the perfect phrase in which to capture your essence. Would you have beauty in your life? Then you must learn to recognize the beauty that surrounds you.
You must begin to expand your definition of what beauty is, that you may see it more readily. Would you have love in your life? Then you must do everything in your power to become lovely,
 so that others may see what is already manifest within you. Love, and beauty and poetry are not something for which you must search. They’re all around you.
 You are the only obstacle to what you desire. You are what is keeping them at a distance. It’s the first lesson the poet or the lover learns; that the quality he’s seeking resides within the beloved. From there he goes on to discover those same attributes inside many vessels of admiration. Until, at last, he learns that these powers reside in …