To paraphrase John Hiatt: whether your glasses are off or on, you only see the world you make.
It’s a long way there, it’s a long way to where I’m going.
“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
“We have an inner window through which we can see the world, and though it gets cloudy in life, it’s our job to wipe it clean and see things as they really are.” Sebastian Koch
“The horse knows. He knows if you know. He also knows if you don’t know.” Ray Hunt
“Fish,” he said, “I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends.” Santiago, The Old Man and the Sea
Note: This man is not really old relatively speaking, and the sea is actually the Susquehanna River, but he seemed pretty determined to go fishing in such a dense fog. No guts no fish to gut I guess.
“Your job is not to judge. Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something. Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting.” Joel Osteen
I was walking down the street and saw this man slowly picking up what looked like a pile of loose change near the curb. Turns out it was some cement covered pennies that ended up in the street somehow and he was thrilled to find them.
He seemed to be struggling so I asked if I could help. We finally got them all and he posed for a quick photo looking fairly happy I think, it was kind of hard to tell. I didn’t tell him that he’d need a grinder and a few hours of work before anyone would take them but I figured why ruin his day.
Find a penny, pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck. I hope that turns out to be true for him.
“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook (for now)
“We all know that UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where do they come from, and what do they want?” Apollo 14 Astronaut Captain Edgar Mitchell