Success To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden […]
I finally finished Lapham’s Quarterly’s Book of Nature yesterday. Work wasn’t too busy, the family was away and I got some serious reading done. Here are my favorites from this edition: “Here is our long-forgotten family home. And, having heard now and then the voice of ancestors calling, Like a grey little forest bird, from […]
My favorite quotes from Heraclitus: πολυμαθίη νόον οὐ διδάσκει Much learning does not teach understanding ποταμοῖσι τοῖσιν αὐτοῖσιν ἐμϐαίνουσιν, ἕτερα καὶ ἕτερα ὕδατα ἐπιρρεῖ. Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers. χρὴ γὰρ εὖ μάλα πολλῶν ἴστορας φιλοσόφους ἄνδρας εἶναι Men that love wisdom must be acquainted with very many things […]
Everything that has a beginning has an end.
Each pine at dusk lodges the bird of its voice perpendicular and still the forest indifferent to history tearless as stone repeats in tremulous excitement the ancient story of the sun going down. John Berger from “And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos” New Yorker – Postscript: John Berger, 1926 – 2017: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/postscript-john-berger-1926-2017