Category Archives: Inspiration

Silence

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”   – Confucius “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”  – William Penn “Music and silence combine … Continue reading

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Quotes of the day -Guillement du jour

Despite the passage of time, I find much relevance to the present. If any of these quotes speak to you, or make you think, it is what I hoped for. In addition to the quotes you find here, you will … Continue reading

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Quotes – Pearls of wisdom…

Quotes – Pearls of wisdom? Or perhaps they are the spark for inspiration? If a quote speaks to you, explore the reason it does. If it is something you do not except, why doesn’t it? If quotes were charms for … Continue reading

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Profond dans ses poèmes

As introduction to the following poem, I will tell you of a gift from my dear friend Yvonne in London. For the holidays she presented me with a copy of Les Fleurs Du Mal (Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire. … Continue reading

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Untitled

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” – E.L. Doctorow “I get intrigued by a first line and I write … Continue reading

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knowing dark

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.”   –  Walt Whitman   “In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.”   –  Dante Alighieri   … Continue reading

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Chasse au trésor

“Time passes irrevocably.”   –  Virgil   “Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.”   –  Marcel Proust   “If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons … Continue reading

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Un jour parfait

  “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”   –  Anna Quindlen   “To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect … Continue reading

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It’s in the air

“In small towns people scent the wind with noses of uncommon keenness.”  –  Stephen King   “The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!”   –  Francois Rabelais It’s … Continue reading

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Villesèque-des-Corbières

“I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.”  –   Julius Caesar “Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream … Continue reading

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