Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sustenance

"For me, a day without running is like a day without eating. It's like going without food." -Haile Gebrselassie
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Direction

"My needle...always settles between west and south-southwest. The future lies that way to me, and the earth seems more unexhausted an richer on that side." -Thoreau
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Man Up

"There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation." -W.C. Fields
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Monday, January 28, 2013

Lake Katherine

"My love for you tonight is so deep and tender that it seems to be outside myself as well. I am fast shut up like a little lake in the embrace of some big mountains. If you were to climb up the mountains, you would see me down below, deep and shining - and quite fathomless, my dear. You might drop your heart into me and you'd never hear it touch bottom." -Katherine Mansfield
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Noted

"Music, in even the most terrible situations, must never offend the ear but always remain a source of pleasure." -Mozart
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Who knows?

"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what's next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." -Agnes de Mille
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Romance

"...and if, wherever you touch me, a heart beats under your touch, and if, when you hold me, and I don't speak, it's because all the words in me seem to have become throbbing pulses, and all my thoughts are a great golden blur..." -Edith Wharton
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Light

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it." -Edith Wharton
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Let Me Be

"Let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry...have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere -- be deceitful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost." -Francie Nolan, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Asexual

"All novels are or should be written for both men and women to read, and I am at a loss to conceive how a man should permit himself to write anything that would be really disgraceful to a woman, or why a woman should be censured for writing anything that would appear proper and becoming for a man." -Anne Bronte
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Intolerance

"Intolerance...is a thing that causes war, pogroms, crucifixions,  lynchings, and makes people cruel to little children and to each other. It is responsible for most of the viciousness, violence, terror and heart and soul breaking of the world." -Francie, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Nuts



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Friday, January 18, 2013

Lips Sealed

"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." -Benjamin Franklin
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Moving On

"The unease, the sadness, the almost instantaneous nostalgia for events as they happen -- each day on the mountain now elicits a wave of feeling centered around the knowledge that my stay here cannot last." -Philip Connors in Fire Season.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Free

"Running! If there's any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can't think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms." -Joyce Carol Oates


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pararle



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Monday, January 14, 2013

Stepping Stones

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space." -Johnny Cash
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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Now

Saw this phrase on a bumper sticker in St. John...
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hello, Cold

"Now winter nights enlarge
This number of their hours;
And clouds their storms discharge
Upon the airy towers." -Thomas Campion
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Outdoors

"There is a limit to the number of lands of shore line on the lakes; there is a limit to the number of lakes in existence; there is a limit to the mountainous areas of the world, and in each one of these situations there are portions of natural scenic beauty which are God-made, and the beauties of which of a right should be the property of all people." -Forest Service architect Arthur Carhart
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Bad

"I think that my great villains have always had something of my father in them." -David Cornwell
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Better Together

"To hearts which near each other move
From evening close to morning light,
The night is good; because, my love,
They never say good-night."
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Countdown

"We get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that's so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four for five times more. Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless." -Paul Bowles
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Above and Beyond

"If you just give yourself a chance and get out the door, your mind and body will surprise you most of the time." -middle distance runner Jenny Simpson
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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Anniversary

"Sometimes, in the middle of a crowded store on a Saturday
afternoon, my husband will rest his hand
on my neck, or on the soft flesh belted at my waist,
and pull me to him. I understand

his question: Why are we so fortunate 
when all around us, friends are falling prey
to divorce and illness? It seems intemperate
to celebrate in a more conspicuous way

so we just stand there, leaning in
to one another, until that moment 
of sheer blessedness dissolves and our skin
which has been touching, cools and relents,

settling back into our separate skeletons
as we head toward Housewares to resume our errands"
-Ellen Sue Thompson

Three years today <3
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Solitude

"I want to lengthen, not shorten, my attention span, and most of the material splendors of the twenty-first century bully me in the opposite direction. The fault is mine, I'll admit. I'm too slow-witted, reluctant to evolve, constitutionally unable to get with the program. I can't afford the newest gadgets and I'm not a natural multitasker." -Philip Connors in Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Steps

"Running is a form of relaxation. That's one of the curiosities of life -- that such a high-energy activity could be so relaxing." -Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University

First Night results here.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

"Mostly, though, I dream of good things...I dream that flowers will bloom in the streets...again and the music will play in the...houses and kites will fly in the skies." -Khaled Hosseini

(btw, who knew there were quotes in the stairwell of the new parking garage?!)
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