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tracy-ewens's picture
Live like you're dying, but never take yourself too seriously.  Well, which is it? I've read myself onto a long balance beam. I need to focus, be serious enough to watch my step and carefully plan my trip from one stop to another.  I need to believe in myself, give myself credit, stop...
dale-estey's picture
"I am a cage, in search of a bird" ~ F Kafka   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RZ8Rv8Jju8   FK  
farzana-versey's picture
Everybody wants to claim Nelson Mandela. India has appropriated that right with its most bankable crutch: Mahatma Gandhi. Mandela, who fought against apartheid, was imprisoned for 27 years, is seen in India as the man inspired by Gandhi.  Of course, he expressed admiration. Yes, Gandhi was thrown...
dale-estey's picture
And if no one has chosen something from Kafka - well, what a waste of ink. [DE]   via Andromeda on St Marks Pl. from the fantastic Gabriel, the line is from Hamlet :)  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Word Made Flesh The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms...
farzana-versey's picture
Of all forms of photography, I am drawn most to portraits. Faces. Forms. Expressions. The result is less about technique and more about what that fraction of a second captures. Is it the essence or the superficial? Does it convey more about the photographer than the subject?  Today is World...
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I said I was an Existentialist without quite knowing what it meant. Between the crevices of poetry and philosophy, my life was worming its way. I hid my growing teenage form behind big books – shy, afraid, unsure. Among those saviours was Jean-Paul Sartre. I admit the initial fascination was for...
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  “Mama always said there's an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes. Where they're going, where they've been. I've worn lots of shoes. I bet if I think about it real hard, I could remember my first pair of shoes. Mama said they'd take me anywhere. She said they was my magic shoes."...
kate-marshall's picture
Erma Bombeck is my all-time favorite humorist when it comes to the subject of motherhood, but not the only one to capture the essence of motherhood nicely. With both Mother's Day coming up and a new mom-related book just published, I've been collecting quotes about moms. DO ANY OF THESE SOUND LIKE...
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Of course, we all await soothing messages to be quoted from Kafka. Give me some time to look them up. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Shakespearean Insult Bandages http://mcphee.com/shop/shakespearean-insult-bandages.html
farzana-versey's picture
"So many so-called saints are really schizophrenic — they cannot laugh. And if you cannot laugh, how can you weep? how can you cry? Both become impossible. When laughter and crying are impossible, your heart is completely dosed. You don’t have any emotions, you start living only in the head...