I Can Give Love

“I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to…

The Game is Afoot

“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle   We never tire of Sherlock Holmes.  I paid a visit to 221 B Street when I was in London and found the…

Ideals and Destiny

There are things in this world that are bigger than you and me: mountains, oceans, and the sky.  Perhaps the greatest stretch for humanity is to live up to our ideals and fulfill our personal destinies.  Carl Schurz, (1829 – 1906), with all his life experience as a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, and…

Open Now

The week is already one day old and it is time to open myself up to a new idea. Ideas need a door or window to come through.  It is very difficult for them to chisel through hardened hearts and closed minds. “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”…

Start

Today, I will start.  Start to enjoy, to smile, to laugh, to think, to care, to love…to be. “There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.” Jean-Paul Sartre

Sail Away

With the sun high in the heavens, and a gently chilled wind at our back, we sailed to Bowen Island, British Columbia.  As I looked across the glittering water, I remembered a poem from high school:  The Secret of the Sea by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  I have included a few lines…. Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, All my dreams, come back to me….