One of the best Sylvia Plath comments I had read.
Originally posted on Live & Learn:
I want to taste and glory in each day,
and never be afraid to experience pain;
and never shut myself up
in a numb core of non-feeling,
or stop questioning and criticizing life
and take the easy way out.
To learn and think:
to think and live;
to live and learn:
this always, with new insight,
and new love.
– Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
Sirena, feels very close.
Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
it’s a riptide
on a moonless night
stealthy and inexorable
out to a pounding
for his hand
but he “will drag you under, too”
it’s without logic
the ghastly ripples
across generations of pain
you dive in
it’s no good
you can’t reach
the rope’s too short and the sea too rough
if only they would get help
but they don’t, won’t
and so it’s intractable
this persistent murmur, glacial masquerade, madness
a sibling to genius, sure
yet right here, right now?
it’s a scourge–
we won’t speak of it
that the rip’s not there
and maybe that’s the worst
Interesting combination of picture and quote. Tell us more David
Originally posted on Live & Learn:
“From the beginning I had a sense of destiny, as though my life was assigned to me by fate and had to be fulfilled. This gave me an inner security, and though I could never prove it to myself, it proved itself to me. I did not have this certainty, it had me.”
C. G. Jung, from Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Used to do that, fly.
Originally posted on Dr Bill Wooten:
We just returned from our summer vacation after visiting our son and his family. What a wonderful time that passed all too quickly. I found this poem that I wanted to share this morning. The picture is of our grandson Jack, who will be 7 in October. He loves life and it shows in all that he does.
“I love the hour before takeoff,
that stretch of no time, no home
but the gray vinyl seats linked like
unfolding paper dolls. Soon we shall
be summoned to the gate, soon enough
there’ll be the clumsy procedure of row numbers
and perforated stubs—but for now
I can look at these ragtag nuclear families
with their cooing and bickering
or the heeled bachelorette trying
to ignore a baby’s wail and the baby’s
exhausted mother waiting to be called up early
while the athlete, one monstrous hand
asleep on his duffel bag, listens,
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Can you imagine being a monarch at 13 months?
Originally posted on historyholdsthesecrets:
On this day in 1567 James VI was crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
He succeeded to the Scottish throne at the age of thirteen months, after his mother Mary, Queen of Scots, was compelled to abdicate in his favour.
Four different regents governed during his minority, which ended officially in 1578, though he did not gain full control of his government until 1583. In 1603, he succeeded the last Tudor monarch of England and Ireland, Elizabeth I, who died without issue.
He continued to reign in all three kingdoms for 22 years, a period known as the Jacobean era after him, until his death in 1625 at the age of 58.
After the Union of the Crowns, he based himself in England from 1603, only returning to Scotland once in 1617, and styled himself “King of Great Britain and Ireland”.
He was a major advocate of a single parliament…
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