Tag Archives: hope

MERCI MILLE FOIS UK!

Photo courtesy NPR – No copyright infringment intended We’re sorry UK for the invasion you are currently subjected to. Despite becoming an ex-pat, I still have those I care about back in America. It does my heart good to see … Continue reading

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Desiderata

“I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel … Continue reading

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What Have We Become In The United States?

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
I have tried very hard in this blog not to be political. I have extremely strong views, but I have attempted to keep them out of this site. I no longer…

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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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ONE WOMAN’S VOICE

For all those reeling from the event that shook a nation. Thanks to The Boston Globe who printed it. ELIZABETH WARREN’S POST ELECTION SPEECH   Below are the prepared remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren to the AFL-CIO Executive Council Thursday … Continue reading

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Paix et d’espoir (Of peace and hope)

“Today we’re dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I feel that I have failed.” – Al … Continue reading

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bond-less day

“Parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.” – Jim Morrison * bond-less day no, they say you never miss what you never … Continue reading

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Le Grande Papillon / The Grand Butterfly

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”   – Carl Sagan   “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”   – … Continue reading

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Material Witness

“Art is not a part of life, it is not an addition to life, it is the essence of those pieces of us that make us fulfilled. That give us hope. That give us dreams and provide the world a … Continue reading

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Ces mains

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”   –  Audrey Hepburn   “The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”   –  Anne Frank … Continue reading

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