Category Archives: JULY

THE GEM 31 JULY 2018 : “LIFE IS LIKE THE RIVER, SOMETIMES IT SWEEPS YOU GENTLY ALONG AND SOMETIMES THE RAPIDS COME OUT OF NOWHERE.” EMMA SMITH

Striking out 
To reach you
I can’t get through 
To the other side
When you’re racing 
In the rapids
There’s only one way
That’s to ride

GENESIS

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THE GEM 29 JULY 2018 : HARRY WAS LEFT TO PONDER IN SILENCE THE DEPTHS TO WHICH GIRLS WOULD SINK TO GET REVENGE.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“For the taking of revenge, a man locks himself up alone and thinks. His stomach must be empty for his head to be full. Vengeance comes a little from the heart and a lot from the mind; one must take oneself apart from the noise of men and of things, even from what resembles them; only the voices of bells and of thunder are allowed. Let the room in which you meditate be dark, narrow and warm.”

― Xavier Forneret

THE GEM 28 JULY 2018 : yes, set fire to frostbitten crops, drag out forgotten fruit to dance the flame-tango, the smoke-gavotte, to live after all.Denise Levertov | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Among the notable things about fire is that it also requires oxygen to burn – exactly like its enemy, life.  Thereby are life and flames so often compared.  Otto Weininger

Source: yes, set fire to frostbitten crops, drag out forgotten fruit to dance the flame-tango, the smoke-gavotte, to live after all.Denise Levertov | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 27 JULY 2018 : My faith is a great weight hung on a small wire, as doth the spider hang her baby on a thin web. Anne Sexton 

“Spider venom comes in many forms. It can often take a long while to discover the full effects of the bite. Naturalists have pondered this for years: there are spiders whose bite can cause the place bitten to rot and to die, sometimes more than a year after it was bitten. As to why spiders do this, the answer is simple. It’s because spiders think this is funny, and they don’t want you ever to forget them.”― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

Source: My faith is a great weight hung on a small wire, as doth the spider hang her baby on a thin web. Anne Sexton | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 26 JULY 2018 : Go to bed; tired is stupid. 

SIDE PATH

“I now realize what Dorothy means in the final scene from The Wizard of Oz, when she says that if you have to look beyond your front door for your heart’s desire, perhapsit was never there to begin with. Maybe, like Dorothy, I should embrace the love right in front of me and not search for some elusive dream that never mattered in the first place.”― Jodee Blanco, Please Stop Laughing at Me… One Woman’s Inspirational Story

Source: Go to bed; tired is stupid. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY