A Poet's Life.

Books. Poetry. Anthropologist. The good stuff.

We are on the threshold of understanding a shining idea: that each individual life can have meaning, even if the universe has none. Each of us comes with appetites, genetic dispositions, and everything else that human being connotes, and still we are free to choose whatever meaning we intend to make. Nature has granted us this.

Rethinking Depression by Eric Maisel (pg. 83)

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Oi, I rarely, RARELY draw animals. But I bought some new art materials today and wanted to try them out. So, here’s my dog.

Oi, I rarely, RARELY draw animals. But I bought some new art materials today and wanted to try them out. So, here’s my dog.

My treat to myself.

My treat to myself.

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We thought this was really funny!
Thanks to Kendahl for sending us this pic!

thriftyjoes:

We thought this was really funny!

Thanks to Kendahl for sending us this pic!

Encouragement requires empathy and seeing the world from your spouse’s perspective. We must first learn what is important to our spouse.

—The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (pg. 44)

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I want wine but I don’t want to drink alone.

Starting my day off with reading “The stranger” on my nook.

Starting my day off with reading “The stranger” on my nook.

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"She thought that in all her life she had never seen soldiers so uncertain on their feet: they were always tripping over something or other, and whenever one went down, several more always fell over him, so that the ground was soon covered with little heaps of men." 

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (pg 212)