The Golden Moment (it's all we have...)

A Golden Moment by Md Rafayat Haque Khan "The past is but the beginning of a beginning." ~ H.G. Wells


*** A National Geographic Photo - "A Golden Moment" by Md Rafayat Haque Khan (source)



"If you cannot make yourself what you would like to be, how can you expect to have another person exactly to your wishes? We want to see others perfect, yet our own faults go unattended." ~ Thomas a Kempis

Michelangelo, Unfinished Bound Slave (1519-36) Marble, height 208 cm Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence


Bright Lights (in dark places)

"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." ~ Carl Jung

Don't forget to leave your light on.



Two of the best quotes in this...

"I know a way to get to the roof."


"What you put out in this universe DOES NOT DIE."

(Thank you for this contribution, Erica! I'm certain that the U.K. misses you terribly, but aren't we fortunate to have you State side... Thank you, my friend! For many things...) *******************************

Our Part

22-Mile Oil Plume Under Gulf Nears Rich Waters

"If you don't know how to fix it, stop breaking it." (She's a TOTAL badass.)

Being consumers, we all have a hand in this disaster. What you can do? Use less fossil fuels. Walk, bike, use public transportation whenever you can. Stop using your air conditioning if you can help it. Use manual tools (manual push mower for your grass, rake, broom, use fingers, hands and elbows instead of vibrators - we've already been over this, etc.). Hang your laundry. Try sailing, canoeing, kite surfing, kayaking, rather than speed boats and jet skis - your muscles will thank you anyway, as will the peace and quiet.

Think outside the box.

How you live matters.