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Category: writing

h e l m e t s

"Death smiles us all. All a man can do is smile back." ~ Marcus Aurelius, Gladiator

t h e . t h i n g

"We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression; the heart of a wise man should resemble a mirror, which reflects every object without being sullied by any." ~ Confucious

I n . C o n c e r t

"My advice to all who want to attend a lecture on music is "Don't; go to a concert instead." - Ralph Vaughan Williams

T h e . E y e

“I feel that art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. A stillness which characterizes prayer, too, and the eye of the storm. I think that art has something to do with an arrest of attention in the midst of distraction.” ― Saul Bellow

A r t l e s s n e s s

"Love has wisdom enough to live unrestrained, and it is to whom and what she frees herself from that determines how well the integrity of her simplicity is spent." ~ LmL


"Professionals do not allow their inner lives to encumber the wheels directing their path. Their only choice is to ride their inner child atop the outer path of freedom." — Jeri Nicoli


"The mind is a weapon, that when wielded, protects unseen burden. A man's knapsack never outweighs the concealed carries of his life." — Jeri Nicoli

Uprooting 𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙚𝙨

“The enemy is unknowingly of one accord with the erroneous target(s) of their wrath as the ascendancy of soul demands obstacle to necessitate self-control, which reveals the impotence of judgment, hatred and envy, thus training our spirits to trust the promise of victory.” ~ Jen e. Limon


“You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself.” ― Mitch Albom