Friendship is an equality made of harmony.
Pythagoras (attributed to the Pythangoreans)
|A Cottage by the Sea||
I roamed and rambled and followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts,
And all around me, a voice was sounding:
This land was made for you and me.
Love is the only light that can truly read the secret signature of the other person's individuality and soul.
I realized on a very deep level that dying is the most important act of living. It involves a choice to bind others with guilt or to set them free with gratitude.
The scientific method can teach us nothing else beyond how facts are related to, and conditioned by, each other.
People ask me advice. I suppose I shouldn’t give it. I feel terrible when I do—not because they will think I am a fool, but because they might go ahead and take it.
Here, already, the luxury of time is back. In the marvelous hours before dawn, there is the feeling of time to do everything without pressure or rush, time to do things, correctly, time to do nothing at all except just be, time to take delight, as now in the sound of coffee simmering on the hot plate in the kitchen; time above all to let the place work on you, absorb you, fill your tissues with the newness of silence and solitude until all the rough edges of the nerve endings are smoothed off.
John Howard Griffin, The Hermitage Journals