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Friday, January 22, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty



Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
~James Russell Lowell



Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern



Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain



Kindness is the greatest wisdom. ~Author Unknown



Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.



Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. ~David Thomas



The last picture show !

Funny thing,
the mind.

Sometimes
tough as the rocks
that rise up
as sentinels on the
water bank.

Sometimes
malleable,
free flowing,
as the calm ebb and flow
of the waves
in the bay,
tumbling over
an idea here,
a doubt there...

It grows,
nevertheless,
a spring childhood,
adolescence
in summer,
and pining away
for rain.

Winters of doubt,
sharp nettles of hurt,
an inward look
and appraisal
of what life holds...

Meanwhile,
the tear-laden clouds
can hold no more,
and rush in torrents
to green the mind,
once again,
as the sun of hope
emerges
radiant,
and golden,
waiting to light up
your life.

Funny thing,
the mind,
isnt it ?

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at January 22, 2010 6:59 PM

14 comments:

Thom said...

I'm getting so anxious to see this beautiful scenery up there. I can't wait. Well done my friend. :)

Ugich Konitari said...

The last picture show !

Funny thing,
the mind.

Sometimes
tough as the rocks
that rise up
as sentinels on the
water bank.

Sometimes
malleable,
free flowing,
as the calm ebb and flow
of the waves
in the bay,
tumbling over
an idea here,
a doubt there...

It grows,
nevertheless,
a spring childhood,
adolescence
in summer,
and pining away
for rain.

Winters of doubt,
sharp nettles of hurt,
an inward look
and appraisal
of what life holds...

Meanwhile,
the tear-laden clouds
can hold no more,
and rush in torrents
to green the mind,
once again,
as the sun of hope
emerges
radiant,
and golden,
waiting to light up
your life.

Funny thing,
the mind,
isnt it ?

Tricia said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

Regina said...

Wow Sylvia. Another delightful and calming scenes
Beautify poem from Ugich.
Have a lovely weekend.

YTSL said...

Nice photos and quotes -- but have to say that I particularly like the quote at the top of your blog pages. :)

luna miranda said...

beautiful scenery and quotes. my favorite is the H. Jackson Brown, Jr. quote. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful shots and tekst! Of chourse I like the pics with the mountain and the first one is just great:-)
Have a nice weekend!

kRiZ cPEc said...

As always, beautiful quotes and shots, have a great week ahead. :)

Diane AZ said...

Awesome post, Sylvia! I especially love the silver and gold tones in the last image.

nsiyer said...

I loved the line "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Thanks for the perspective.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful post.

Natural Moments said...

Silent Gratitude radiates unseen through the entire universe just as dissatisfaction and anger permeates a room without anything being said. The voice is but a small percentage of energy that we emit with our feelings. So much more is said by the feelings we broadcast with every Moment. Gratitude is gratitude whether spoken out loud or not and the universe feels and responds to this prayer.

Susan at Stony River said...

So many beautiful walks!

And beautiful words!

chrome3d said...

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone...but usually that´s what you get. If that.

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