|A Cottage by the Sea||
The young child wants only his mother. He doesn’t know how wealthy his mother is, and he doesn’t even want to know. He knows only ‘I have a mother, why should I worry?’
Then let us all do what is right, strive with all our might toward the unattainable, develop as fully as we can the gifts God has given us, and never stop learning.
Ludwig van Beethoven
It is the place of renewal and of safety, where for a little while there will be no harm or attack and, while every sense is nourished, the soul rests. May Sarton
I want singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central core to my life that will enable me to carry out all my obligations and activities as well as I can.
Anne Morrow Lindberg
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Labyrinth on Iona
We do not need to be experts or geniuses to remember that all of existence is precious. We do not need cathedrals to remind ourselves to experience the sacred. We need only to be deeply respectful of what is fundamentally true; and that is what we rediscover when we center ourselves in silence.
A state of being alone, of inwardly directed consciousness, solitude is not necessarily physical isolation. In solitude, a person claims value for one's self as a free being.
S. Anna Polcino
I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be let alone.' There is all the difference.