Supreme Wisdom

Happy Monday!

“Experience has taught me that you cannot value dreams
according to the odds of their coming true.
Their real value is in stirring within us the will to aspire.
And after a time you may recognize
that the proper measure of success
is not how much you’ve closed the distance
to some far-off goal,
but the quality of what you’ve done today.”
~Justice Sonia Sotomayor

How do you measure success? What will you do today?

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arc de triomphe - photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

arc de triomphe – photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Wisdom and War

Wisdom and War
We do not care-

that much is clear.
Not enough
of us care
anywhere.
We are not wise-
for that reason,
mankind dies.
To think
is much against
the will.
Better-
and easier-
to kill.
~Langston Hughes

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When I Think Of Home

…I think of a place where there’s –

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The Journey

Happy Monday!

The Journey

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice,
though the whole house began to tremble
and you felt the old tug at your ankles.
“Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers at the very foundations,
though their melancholy was terrible.
It was already late enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen branches and stones.
But little by little, as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly recognized as your own,
 that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world, determined to do the only thing you could do,
determined to save the only life you could save. 

~Mary Oliver

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