seagullI thought today, how as you get older, your younger, energetic, goofy, vital self is encased in your slowing body and becomes almost invisible to those who meet you now, unless you practice sharing it through your body and face–you have to practice being yourself. When you’re young, there’s no need to practice: your body and thoughts seem to be one.

img_0559And if all the trees on earth were pens and the ocean (were ink), with seven oceans behind it to add to its (supply), yet would not the words of Allah be exhausted (in the writing): for Allah is Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom. –Quran 31:27

mouseilikeithereWhile there is a lower class, I am in it; and while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. We have been cursed with the reign of Gold long enough. Money constitutes no proper basis of civilization. — Eugene Debs

animal-parents-4I will make a covenant for them on that day, with the wild animals, With the birds of the air, and with the things that crawl on the ground. Bow and sword and warfare I will destroy from the land, and I will give them rest in safety. — Hosea 2:20

column-workWe cooperate effectively with strangers because we believe in things like gods, nations, money and human rights. Yet none of these things exists outside the stories that people invent and tell one another. There are no gods in the universe, no nations, no money and no human rights–except in the common imagination of human beings.  –Yuval Noah Harari