We humans fear the beast within the wolf because we do not understand the beast within ourselves.Gerald Hausman
“All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.”
“Yea! I have lived –Have felt the husband-kiss upon my lipsHave felt the child’s mouth pull upon my breast;Have fought Death, have toiled and taken rest,Have sinned most human sins, have felt the whipsWhere conscience struck; have drunk of lifeIn laughter and in song, in tears that burned,In Hope that sang, in peace, in plenitude of strifeThat germined strength; have lost, and gained,and learned…”DAME MARY, GILMORE – Yea I have lived
“I’m getting so old, I don’t even buy green bananas anymore.” – Chi Chi Rodriguez
“If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.”― Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head
Source: Sometimes it’s not the optimist you need, but another pessimist to walk beside you and know, absolutely know, that the sound in the dark is a monster, and it really is as bad as you think. Did that sound hopeless? It didn’t feel hopeless. It felt reassuring. It felt – real. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
Lacking the predatory skills,you’ve stayed in the trees,a dreamer, all your life,even now wanting to believea change of scenerywill get you back on your feet.A brief hiatus in the vegetable air.
Source: Digging potatoes is always an adventure, somewhat akin to fishing. There is forever the possibility that the next cast – or the next thrust of the digging fork – will turn up a clunker. Jerome Belanger | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
But ah, the days that string their pearls
across our shoulders, warmly rest
their sundrop auras…these we clasp
in awe, aware that we are blest.
© Laryalee Fraser