Archive for May, 2009

Glorious, Stirring Sight

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Glorious, stirring sight! The poetry of motion! The real way to travel! The only way to travel! Here today – in next week tomorrow! Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped – always somebody else’s horizon! O bliss! O poop-poop! O my! O my! -by Kenneth Graham

Natural Place

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Every man has his natural place; its altitude is determined by neither pride nor value: childhood decides. Mine is a sixth floor in Paris with a view overlooking the roofs. -by Jean Paul Sartre

Wise Traveler

Friday, May 29th, 2009

A wise traveler never despises his own country. -by Carlo Goldoni

Solitude

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

And so I learned what solitude really was. It was raw material – awesome, malleable, older than men or worlds or water. And it was merciless, for it let a man become precisely what he alone made of himself. -by David James Duncan

Lemony Snicket – Passport

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

A passport, as I’m sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between countries, so the officials can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly. -by Lemony Snicket

Last Time Here

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Ah, if I had known this was my last time here I would have stayed a little longer – savored it a little more. -by Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey

Follow Your Bliss

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

…when you follow your bliss, and by bliss I mean the deep sense of being in it and doing what the push is out of your own existence, you follow that and doors will open where you would not have thought there were going to be doors. And where there wouldn’t be doors for anybody else. There is something about the integrity of a life and the world moves in and helps. -by Joseph Campbell

Bucolic Hut

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
Some day I shall fly the rut
And build a small, bucolic hut,
Trim a hedge and hop a stile,
Walk my Camel for a mile,
Milk a mid-Victorian cow -
Eventually, but not now.

-by Samuel Hoffenstein

Swallow the Universe Like a Pill

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world like smiling images pushed from behind. For God’s sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself! -by R.L. Stevenson

Following Forbidden Paths

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The advantage of following forbidden paths, is that no one will follow after. -by James A. Owen