We have the oldest written constitution still in force in the world and it starts out with three words ‘We, the people.’
~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall. ~ Ann Patchett
August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time. ~ Sylvia Plath
Fire couldn't silence the music. Topanga Banjo Fiddle Festival 2019 after the Woolsey Fire destroyed Paramount Ranch.
The Second Coming ~ W. B. Yeats
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. ~ President Barack Obama
Can't imagine walking by a building everyday, most of which was built between 1205 and 1301, without standing in awe. ~ Bobbi Rubinstein
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