Dies iræ, dies illa
Solvet sæclum in favilla
Teste David cum Sibylla.



“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

–George Bernard Shaw

O Muse!

“Pete, it’s a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.” ~O Brother, Where Art Thou?

“Boy, you got a greyness in your eyes that reminds me I am going to die someday.”

~unknown author from Earlham lit mag, circa 2006


IMG_9566“The road to sustained happiness is through disciplining your behavior.” –Will Smith

euphemisms mask fear

06C2C93F-6FA5-4DAD-8248-E2F2963D0BA7“And when the darkness comes for me
To take me where I’m meant to be –
To guide me out beyond the black,
Forever on,
and never back –
To lead me through the final door
Till all that is and was before
Is nothing more than dreams at night –

I will not fret.

I will not fight.”

by u/Poem_for_your_sprog

the sweetness and the stalk

heliotropic“Taking the easy way out or telling the truth —  those are not merely two different choices. They are different pathways through life. They are utterly different ways of existing.” ~Jordan B. Peterson


“Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour, or a day, or even a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit however, it will last forever.”~Eric Thomas

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