"The Summer Day" -- Mary Oliver
Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face....
Hamlet Gonashvili (1928-1985), one of Georgia’s most beloved singers and a master of songs from Kartli and Kakheti, popularized this love song from Eastern Georgia. 1. khokhbis qelivit lamazi kali gadmodga mtaze da chemsk’en ighimis matsdurad bindi gadmek’ra tvalze da net’avi tu gqavs kmaria mart’o rad gishvebs ts’qalze da chemi rom iqo lamazo ar mogitsileb...
Stephy, Full of Grace, Full of Beast.: Ten Rules... →
Ten Rules for Being Human by Cherie Carter-Scott 1.You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period. 2.You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.” 3.There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the...
toobookoos asked: Hey there, how'd you find me (both my blogs that is)? ;)
Flirtatious song from Southern Albania. “Come grab a pitchfork, bubu, and we’ll hang out in the barn after dinner, my little round pear, you.” Hajde moj me futë moj Hajde moj dil pas darke Ti o moj dardha moj Dardha moj rrumbullake Hajde moj ka ky djali Hajde moj nja dy llafe Ti o moj dardha moj dardha moj rrumbullake (2 herë) Hajde moj kush ti puthi moj Hajde moj...
What gives what helps the intuition? I know I’ll know I won’t have to be shown The way home And it’s not about a boy Although although They can lead you Break or defeat you A destination known Only by the one Who’s fate is overgrown Piecemeal can break your home in half A love is not complete with only heat And they can tease you Break or complete you And...
Crispy potato pancakes!
I used to avoid potatoes and starchy stuff on paleo but now I don’t. With the potatoes I try to always eat them peeled to eliminate the vast majority of what can be problematic with potatoes (since they’re nightshades and I’m dealing with an autoimmune form of hypothyroidism). Potato pancakes are usually made with peeled potatoes anyway so they seemed like a good recipe to...
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything....– Robert A. Heinlein (via forcedistancetime)
Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value. Jealousy...– Jennifer James (via forcedistancetime)
I’ve come to know that my only job is to show up and do the work that’s in front...– Mastin Kipp (via forcedistancetime)
When we have our body and mind in order, everything else will exist in the right...– Suzuki (via stephyfullofgrace)
All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the...– Doris Lessing (via proustitute)
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person...– Joyce Brothers (via forcedistancetime)
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be...– Maya Angelou (via forcedistancetime)
strongandbendy: forcedistancetime: How do you get happy? Here is one of my favorite yoga teachers, Elena Brower, giving some amazing advice on how to turn our fears into happiness. Not my favorite yoga teacher but really moved by this.
I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go.– Sheng Yen (via forcedistancetime)
The day you admit you are old, you will be old. →
toobookoos: Johnnie, telling it like it is. As always. My dad is 73 years old this year. Over a shot of tequila a few months ago, he told, mentally, he still thinks he is 21 years old. And when he looks in the mirror and sees this old man with white hair he thinks, “Who is that old man?”. My dad has practiced law for almost 50 years, still goes to court 5 days a week and drives the Porsche...
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself....– Paulo Coelho (via forcedistancetime)
Find someone in your life who demonstrates passion in their field of endeavor....– Scott V. Black (via forcedistancetime)
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But...– Lao Tzu (via forcedistancetime)
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles,...– Thomas Carlyle (via forcedistancetime)
As time goes on, you’ll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn’t, doesn’t....– Haruki Murakami (via forcedistancetime)
I am not going to give you a destination. I can only give you a direction -...– Osho (via stephyfullofgrace)