quote du jour ~gibran – keep me away…

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.

~Kahlil Gibran

quote du jour ~palmer – i love the fact…

I love the fact that the word humus—the decayed vegetable matter that feeds the roots of plants—comes from the same root that gives rise to the word humility. It is blessed etymology. It helps me understand that the humiliating events of life, the events that leave “mud on my face” or that “make my name mud,” may create the fertile soil in which something new can grow.

~Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak

when we speak ~mark nepo

I have only now realized that something endless has
broken ground in me, and I have no choice but to live

and love until it grows me like a tree.

I met an old man at a gathering, and when everyone went on their way, he leaned into the hushed space between us and talked to me as if we were trees.  Continue reading