beauty is in the eye of the beholder

She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.

JD Salinger

posted 3 hours ago

CONSIDERATIONS

from The Conduct of Life

VII: CONSIDERATIONS BY THE WAY

Hear what British Merlin sung,
Of keenest eye and truest tongue.
Say not, the chiefs who first arrive
Usurp the seats for which all strive;
The forefathers this land who found
Failed to plant the vantage-ground;
Ever from one who comes to-morrow
Men wait their good and truth to borrow.
But wilt thou measure all thy road,
See thou lift the lightest load.
Who has little, to him who has less, can spare,
And thou, Cyndyllan’s son! beware
Ponderous gold and stuffs to bear,
To falter ere thou thy task fulfil, —
Only the light-armed climb the hill.
The richest of all lords is Use,
And ruddy Health the loftiest Muse.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea,
Drink the wild air’s salubrity:
Where the star Canope shines in May,
Shepherds are thankful, and nations gay.
The music that can deepest reach,
And cure all ill, is cordial speech:

Mask thy wisdom with delight,
Toy with the bow, yet hit the white.
Of all wit’s uses, the main one
Is to live well with who has none.
Cleave to thine acre; the round year
Will fetch all fruits and virtues here:
Fool and foe may harmless roam,
Loved and lovers bide at home.
A day for toil, an hour for sport,
But for a friend is life too short.

RW Emerson

posted 4 hours ago

Wednesday essentials

"My imagination gets me through the day."

zodiacsociety:

- Pisces (zodiacsociety)

posted 21 hours ago

posted 1 day ago

Proof of humanity’s demise originates here. #malls #24hourcupcakeATM #selfietuesday 🍰 (at Apple Store, The Americana at Brand)

I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.

John Steinbeck

posted 2 days ago