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Aniki's picture

Happy hump day, STalkers! The title says Women, but Men are welcome, too. Biggrin

Life seems to be chaos with no clear end in sight, so I've been stepping back more from the ugliness to seek peace and beauty.

I stumbled across a quote by Omar Khayyam that was (to me) profound and lovely and wanted to share it with you...

The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.

 

Please share something that speaks to/moves you.

<3

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WarMachine13's picture

Aniki here is one from a poet my wife likes by the poet Ms Moem.

 

Listen for the positve,

The voice that talks you down.

The one who tells you that they care;

That they like you around.

And when you're standing on the ledge,

They're waiting in the wings

Reminding you that life is full

Of hope and other things.

Aniki's picture

I love that! Thank you so much for sharing. *biggrin*

~starts surfing the web for more Ms Moem~

Iamwoman's picture

"Chaos what we've lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control."

Terrence McKenna

Aniki's picture

Thank you for sharing, IAW!

I should clarify that it's the ugly side of chaos from which I'm retreating. *give_rose*

Iamwoman's picture

You're not the egoist!

The ugly side of chaos is merely a result of people reacting poorly to chaos. These selfish people who can't stand to not have control over everything and everyone are the ones creating trauma for us all.

This lock down could have been so lovely and amazing if people reacted with kindness and love in their hearts.

Aniki's picture

Sadly, there are plenty determined to make this everything BUT lovely and amazing. Dammit.

Kiss 2

somethingwicked's picture

 

Ani, I love Omar Kayyam's writings esp The Rubáiyát .

A few of my favorite quotes  of Rumi ,the 13th century Sufi mystic and Poet   :

 Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wild flowers will come up where you are.

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.​​​​​​​

 

Aniki's picture

Ah, The Rubáiyát...

Nor will I: ever write a word that fades in light, this I must be certain; else lay desolate at bight.

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JRI's picture

"Mental health is an ongoing process of dedication to reality at all costs".

Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled

--figureditout--'s picture

"No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don't."

This comes from The Stand, written by Stephen King. It is my sobriety statement.