Friday, June 12, 2020

Time. Time. Time..

Passing Time
During these past almost three months, time seems to stretch from breakfast to dinner. Not that those two meals are just fine in themselves, but something to stimulate the sleepy, food-numbed mind would be nice.

Time. Time. Time.  That has a good rhythm and rhyme. Rhyme.

Robert Frost, e.e. cummings, WB Yeats, Maya Angelou, Carl Sandburg....and many other poets can provide creative thought during anything.

A poet's words can capture time and hold onto it just a bit. 

Time is the coin of your Life.

It is the only coin you have,
and only you can determine
how it will be spent.
Be careful
lest you let other people spend it for you. And when you spend it, spend it wisely so that you get the most for 
your expenditure.

Carl Sandburg


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. 
Confucius

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. 
Mark Twain

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. 
Buddha

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
 
Leonardo da Vinci

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


I've got a magic charm
That I keep up my sleeve
I can walk the ocean floor
And never have to breathe.

Life doesn't frighten me at all
Not at all
Not at all.

Life doesn't frighten me at all.

Maya Angelou

Do not think that I am so brilliant and creative enough to hunt for all these and compile them. Heck, no. I just happened on to this site. Good thing to pass on.

32 comments:

  1. What an amazing group of authors you quoted. To me, this lockdown has caused days to turn into weeks into days. I have no idea what day it is, except for the tv shows I watch. I enjoyed reading I'm not alone in this "time" travel, either.

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    1. I have a desk calendar on our DR table where I cross off each day. Otherwise, we might get lost.

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  2. These are all great but I have to adjust this grave would Confucius because life is complicated and never simple ever. That's how I find mine to be. Also have to take issue with Maya whoever she might be at the end because to me life is totally frightful now with all the new normal

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    1. Totally agree--Confucius glossed over life. No one chooses in so many aspects of life. What I know of Maya are the challenges she faced, how she overcame them, voiced support for other black people. She had a brave soul.

      Life is scary with all the uncertainties of our "new normal". What we knew in December has been replaced with all the unknowns. I'm with you all the way, Sandra.

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  3. This is a great site. I will be visiting it often. You chose some great quotes.

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    1. Glad to hear that you plan to visit it! It was hard to choose what to show. These are pretty much a cross-section of cultures and thoughts.

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  4. So glad you happened on this site and shared the link! Mark Twain sure got it right!

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    1. Mark Twain (besides being quite a character) wrote and said some incredible stuff.

      I grew up down the river from Hannibal, MO. Visited there many times.

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  5. Someone (Rumi?) said that poetry is the language of the heart. Whoever it was was emphatically right. A language which effortlessly crosses borders...

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  6. Having spent way too much time looking for a few specific quotes, I thank you for this and the link!

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    1. It is a good link. Glad you are enjoying it.

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  7. This time is like a sleep, a rest, before awakening to a new, brighter day. Soon.

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  8. These are some great quotations. I especially like the one from Mark Twain. We are just beginning to open up here in Southern New York so time may begin to pass differently here.

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    1. In HS, senior English, I first became aware of e.e. cummings. Such a literary voice.

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  10. I loved this read. Carl Sandburg is one of my favorites. I read so much stuff and pause and say, "I wish I had said that!" I enjoy reading original people and wish just once I could coin a great phrase. LOL.
    Thanks for the smiles and actually the education, you found.
    Sherry & jack

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  11. Those are good sayings from them.

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    1. Concise and meaningful words, all pulled together as a group.

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  12. Time so fleeting...intangible...invisible...and yet leaves such impressions...memories linger long...

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  13. Great quotes! My favorite is Carl Sandburg.

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    1. I never appreciated Carl Sandburg when I was a younger adult. Now I do.

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  14. If I could save time in a bottle
    The first thing that I'd like to do ...

    Look for some bottles with whisky in them instead.

    God bless.

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    1. Chuckling here. Love Jim Croce. Gone too soon.

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  15. We do make life complicated for each other, i think. Mark Twain has always been my favorite.

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  16. Mark Twain was a wise man. I don't know if he said "History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes". If he didn't, he should have. I've called (silently, in my own mind) the time between the third week of March and the middle of May, when New York State started a four phase reopening, "The Dreamtime". With apologies to the original people of Australia, that's what it seemed like. Complete with lots of rhyming with the 1918 pandemic, minus our modern technology. Did the people of 1918 feel like they were dreaming? Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh thank you so much for brightening up my day with treasure of beautiful thoughts shared by people who lived by soul more than body
    I loved it absolutely

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