THE GEM 20 NOV 2017 : “I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.” Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“Down there – he said – are people who will follow any dragon, worship any god, ignore any inequity. All out of a kind of humdrum, everyday badness. Not the really high, creative loathsomeness of t…

Source: “I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.” Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

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THE GEM 19 NOV 2017 : He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.

zmark4Edith Wharton Does a man not know when he has pepper in his eyes? If we forget yesterday, how shall we remember tomorrow.

Source: He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.

THE GEM 18 NOV 2017 : Do not stand in a place of danger trusting in miracles. Arabian Proverb

The Market-Place

BY WALTER DE LA MARE

My mind is like a clamorous market-place.

All day in wind, rain, sun, its babel wells;

Voice answering to voice in tumult swells.

Chaffering and laughing…

Source: Do not stand in a place of danger trusting in miracles. Arabian Proverb

THE GEM 17 NOV 2017 : There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity. Lavater.

The passing years had drunk a portion of the light from her eyes, and left their traces on her cheeks, as birds that drink at lakes leave their footprints on the margin. But the pleasant smile remi…

Source: There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity. Lavater.

THE GEM 16 NOV 2017 : “That doesn’t sound very attractive,” laughed Anne. “I like people to have a little nonsense about them.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“This silent cry is of ecstasy for what has been done, and of despair at being forestalled, and being thus forewarned, that neither This Year nor Next Year am I to have the ability and wisdom to li…

Source: “That doesn’t sound very attractive,” laughed Anne. “I like people to have a little nonsense about them.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 14 NOV 2017 : THE NIGHT IS THE HARDEST TIME TO BE ALIVE AND 4AM KNOWS ALL MY SECRETS.

Poppy Z. Brite

“As Grams treaded water, she tapped my forehead. ‘What’s in here, Poppy, is scarier than anything you’ll encounter in the depths of the ocean. An imagination is a powerful thing.”

― Shelley Coriell, Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe

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