It is the tenderness that breaks our hearts. The loveliness that leaves us stranded on the shore, watching the boats sail away. It is the sweetness that makes us want to reach out and touch the soft skin of another person. And it is the grace that comes to us, undeserving though we may be.
— Robert Goolrick from The End of the World as We Know It
We know so very little about this strange planet we live on, this haunted world where all answers lead only to more mystery.-
— Edward Abbey from Desert Solitaire
The day misspent,
the love misplaced,
has inside it
the seed of redemption.
Nothing is exempt
— Kay Ryan excerpt from “Waste”
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations