“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.”
~Native American Proverb
No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds.
Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.”
not an attribute of information.” — Edward Tufte, Beautiful Evidence
Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right, if I surrender to His will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.
-Reinhold Niebuhr, The Serenity Prayer
…i love the beggining of it, wich i think is pure philosophy…the rest… makes me wonder so many things about religion…
the moss was like velvet, and as I ran under the arches of yellow and red leaves I sang for joy, my heart was so bright and the world so beautiful. …
a very strange and solemn feeling came over me as I stood there, with no sound but the rustle of the pines, no one near me, and the sun so glorious as for me alone.
it seemed as if I felt God as I never did before, and I prayed in my heart that I might keep that happy sense of nearness all my life.” —
- Louisa May Alcott, age 12(Louisa May Alcott’s books were the first thing i inherited from my mother…the books from her childhood… that made me feel so special…a little women) (via: sweetandlovelythings)