A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
August 1, 1915: Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken was first published in the Atlantic Monthly 102 years ago today. While the poem works as a metaphor for the weight we put on turning points in our lives, Frost later insisted the verses were simply inspired by a literal walk in the woods.
Ok so I posted January 2nd’s quote earlier, now here’s the quote for today! 🙂
No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.
January 3, 1889: Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was living in Turin when he suffered a mental breakdown 125 years ago today. According to widely circulated stories of the time, he saw a horse being whipped and flung his arms around it before collapsing and falling unconscious.
All My Best,
Jill M Roberts
First I like to say Happy Memorial Day to everyone! And I want to thank all the men and women in arms who sacrifice to keep us safe and who protect our freedoms at home. Now…onto the quote!
Life, for people, begins to crumble on the edges; they don’t realize it.
Dorothea Lange (born May 26, 1895) knew that she wanted to be a photographer before she even picked up a camera. She is best known for her work during the Great Depression, documenting the difficulties of migrant laborers.
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (born April 26, 1889) felt that he should not spend World War II just teaching at Cambridge, so he also got a job as a porter in a London hospital, where he tried to keep his identity a secret.
There is a sacredness in tears….They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.
Washington Irving (born April 3, 1873), author of Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, also ran a Mad Magazine-esque publication called Salmagundi with a group of his best friends.