Category Archives: quotes

Aurora Borealis / Jack London

“With the Aurora Borealis flaming coldly overhead, or the stars leaping in the frost dance, and the land numb and frozen under its pall of snow, this song of the huskies might have been the defiance of life, only it was pitched in minor key, with long-drawn wailings and half-sobs, and was more the pleading […]

Palm Beach Wake

Several years ago friend was invited to the funeral of her ex-husband’s brother. Alice had spent 18 years with her ex. After contemplating the various scenarios, she deigned to send flowers as her representative at the wake. Here’s her email After Bad Bob’s description of the insane weekend with my former husband and in laws, […]

Omnia Vincit Amor

Omnia vincit amor or ‘love conquers all’ comes from Virgil (70 BC – 19 BC), Eclogue X, line 69 Over two thousand years ago. True then. True now.

So Faithless – Pieter Bruegel

“Because the world is so faithless, I go my way in mourning.” Pieter Bruegel

The Thin Shadow

“As I got older, I rejected the mirror in favor of my thinner shadow at sunset.” Peter Nolan Smith 2016