commonwealth games“The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another… and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.” — Leonard Bernstein

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