Category Archives: APRIL

THE GEM 30 APRIL 2018 : For ages you have run from the pain and forfeited the ecstasy. So come, return to the root of the root of your own soul. 

“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvellous that only the marvellous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvellous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”― Anaïs Nin

Source: For ages you have run from the pain and forfeited the ecstasy. So come, return to the root of the root of your own soul. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

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“She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.” ― Janet Fitch, White Oleander | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

He who claps his hands for the fool to dance, is no better than the fool.

Source: “She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.” ― Janet Fitch, White Oleander | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 28 APRIL 2018 : Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. Charles Simic 

Nanny Ogg’s voyages on the sea of intersexual dalliance had gone rather further than twice around the lighthouse, […]”

A popular way of staving off boredom at typical British seaside holiday resorts is to take a trip in a small boat, which will often journey out as far as the local lighthouse and circumnavigate it. Hence the above colloquialism, implying that Nanny’s experiences were not limited to the inshore waters of male/female relationships.

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Source: Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. Charles Simic | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 27 APRIL 2018 : Underwater men will walk, will ride, will sleep, will talk. Mother Shipton, a seventeenth-century prophetess.

“There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of th…

Source: Underwater men will walk, will ride, will sleep, will talk. Mother Shipton, a seventeenth-century prophetess. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 26 APRIL 2018 : Love can neither be bought nor sold, its only price is love. 

“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were…

Source: Love can neither be bought nor sold, its only price is love. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 25 APRIL 2018 : After dinner sit awhile; before breakfast walk a mile. 

When God threw me, a pebble, into this wondrous lake, I disturbed its surface with countless circles. But when I reached the depths, I became very still. Khalil Gibran Read more at:

Source: After dinner sit awhile; before breakfast walk a mile. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 24 APRIL 2018 : I don’t follow precedent, I establish it. 

– Fanny Ellen Holtzman“For me, childhood roaming was what developed self-reliance, a sense of direction and adventure, imagination, a will to explore, to be able to get a little lost and then…

Source: I don’t follow precedent, I establish it. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY