Category Archives: MAY

THE GEM 26 MAY 2017 : The follies of youth are food for repentance in old age. 

I’m an old woman now and nature is cruel-Tis her jest to make old age look like a fool.The body is crumbled, grace and vigor depart,There is now a stone where I once had a heart,But inside this old carcass, a young girl still dwells,And now and again my battered heart swells,I remember the joy, I remember the pain,And I’m loving and living life over again.I think of the years all too few- gone too fast.

Source: The follies of youth are food for repentance in old age. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 24 MAY 2017 : The clown may be the source of mirth, but – who shall make the clown laugh?” ― Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus 

‘A joke must be understood as such, not as a serious matter.”

Source: The clown may be the source of mirth, but – who shall make the clown laugh?” ― Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 19 MAY 2017 : Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. Leonard Cohen 

“And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.”― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Source: Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. Leonard Cohen | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 18 MAY 2017 : We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” 

False friends, sometimes also called frenemies, are people who pretend to be a friend and then turn out to be just the opposite. These are people who get close to you for the specific reason to make fun of you behind your back, delight in the misery you endure, use you for whatever you can give them, and find out about your life so they can gossip about it later.

Source: We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY