voluntary confinement . . .

“Don’t forget either, you unhappy man, that voluntary confinement is a great deal harder to bear than compulsory.”

~Anton Chekhov

“barrier or threshold . . .?

dlb_Barrier-2“The restless adventurer within me stands eye-to-eye with the fear that has stepped directly in my path. And the thing I absolutely must not do is to blink first.”

~Craig D. Lounsbrough

moths . . .

“The Moth don’t care when he sees The Flame.
He might get burned, but he’s in the game.
And once he’s in, he can’t go back, he’ll
Beat his wings ’til he burns them black…
No, The Moth don’t care when he sees The Flame. . .
The Moth don’t care if The Flame is real,
‘Cause Flame and Moth got a sweetheart deal.
And nothing fuels a good flirtation,
Like Need and Anger and Desperation…
No, The Moth don’t care if The Flame is real. . . ”

~Aimee Mann
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“go confidently . . .”

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
~Henry David Thoreau



everyone has a candle . . .

“cruthaitheach . . .”

“Everyone starts with talent; everyone has a candle and it shines. Most people let it go out or other people blow it out for them.”

~Cees Nooteboom






coda . . .

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” 

~George Bernard Shaw