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Monday, November 16, 2009

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

That's My World is the next post down.



If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin



No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye. ~Elizabeth Bowen, The House in Paris, 1935



The highest virtue here may be least in another world. ~Kahlil Gibran



Lessons from the fourth picture ....

Growing tall in life
sometimes
makes invisible
those at
your feet...

When you revel
and hobnob
majestically,
at your peak,
the spray
of the waterfall
freshening
your face,
tired,
as you struggle
to enhance
your prestige

Remember
the one
who helped you cross
your bridges,
by throwing
itself across the creek...?
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at November 16, 2009 9:15 PM

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. ~Raymond Hull



We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld



Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend. ~Walter Savage Landor

17 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great collection of photographs and words to live by.

Ann said...

Great photos, I like the water fall. Do youngsters jump from the fallen tree?

Ugich Konitari said...

Lessons from the fourth picture ....

Growing tall in life
sometimes
makes invisible
those at
your feet...

When you revel
and hobnob
majestically,
at your peak,
the spray
of the waterfall
freshening
your face,
tired,
as you struggle
to enhance
your prestige

Remember
the one
who helped you cross
your bridges,
by throwing
itself across the creek...?

chrome3d said...

Now I know where the mystery has gone. It´s hidden in my eye...

ΝΕΦΕΛΕΣ said...

just wonderfull...

Wolynski said...

The theme here seems to be integrity and hubris. All I can say is, if you're going to be nasty to people on the way up, grow a moustache on the way down.

shaker said...

Those are amazing ! thanks for sharing !

Arija said...

Sylvia, I so love your pearls of wisdom with such beautiful illustrations.

kRiZ cPEc said...

great shots to go along with these words of wisdom. :)

Indrani said...

Great quotes with the shots!
Wonderful reading them.

Merisi said...

I imagine walking under those red-golden leaves on a sunny autumn day, gorgeous pictures all!

George said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate your Evening, Wisdom and Beauty series. Thank you very much.

Deborah Godin said...

Wonderful photos - oh to walk down that enchanted lane of autumn trees!

Janie said...

Love the quote about whittling oneself away.
Beautiful photos. The first two are my favs.

Della said...

How beautiful that is.

Thom said...

I just love the beauty and words you share...These are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

swapnap said...

Words to live by as Yogi mentioned in the comments. True and beautiful words.

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