Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Visit Joe

Just a quick update to note that I've added a new link. Drop by joe de vivre's blog and say hi from Enchilada. While you're there, be sure to scroll down to his links. Besides being kind enough to link back to me, he has a link to his complete homepage, which is well a worth an extended visit.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Note for the Artist

"[T]o a [person] of sensitivness and sufficiently deep insight into the workings of the universe, almost everything, even if it be no more than a by-product of something else, seems to add its meed of extra pleasure. Such a [person] will view the grinning jaws of real lions and tigers as admiringly as he would an artist's or sculptor's imitation of them; and the eye of discretion will enable him to see the mature charm that belongs to men and women in old age as well as the seductive bloom that is youth's. Things of this sort will not appeal to everyone; he alone who has cultivated a real intimacy with Nature and her works will be struck by them." -- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Carpe diem!

"[T]he sole thing of which any [person] can be deprived is the present; since this is all [one] owns, and nobody can lose what is not his." -- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

I added a new link for RTE Other Voices; some excellent pictures and live performances can be found there.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ash Wednesday

"Blessèd sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,
Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still
Even among these rocks,
Our peace in His will
And even among these rocks
Sister, mother
And spirit of the river, spirit of the sea,
Suffer me not to be separated

And let my cry come unto Thee." -- T. S. Eliot, "Ash Wednesday"

Because Fat Tuesday must pass.

The entire poem.

More Neruda soon!