deep thought


I’ve just gotten back from the library with a new sack of lovely books.  In the meantime, here are some more quotations for pondering on in the summer sunshine.


can it fly?

“Il est plus aisé d’êtresage pour les autres, que de l’être pour soi-même.” — François de la Rochefoucauld’s Maxiums

[It is easier to be wise for others than to be so for oneself.]

“The University is a Paradise, Rivers of Knowledge are there, Arts and Sciences flow from thence.  Counsel Tables are Horti conclusi… Gardens that are walled in, and they are Fontes signati, Wells that are sealed up; bottomless depths of unsearchable Counsels there.” — John Donne

“A rift within the lute which widens soon and makes the music  mute.”  — Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: / The sun that rises with us, our life’s star,/ Hath had elsewhere its setting,/ And cometh from afar./ Not in entire forgetfulness, / And not in utter nakedness, / But trailing clouds of glory, do we come.”  — William Wordsworth

A new question for you.  Where do you do your best wondering?

I like to sit at my desk & look out my window, between the buildings,

at the lake and the fields , where the cattle occassionally wander past and the egrets drift lazily.


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