With the Passing of Time

Daily thoughts – 2.5.09

Posted on: February 5, 2009

I couldn’t keep up with this before so what do I do? Decide to add even more things to my daily posts. Today launches the first daily thoughts entry: the daily quote from coolquotes.com, the daily poem from poems.com and a random wikipedia search.

Today’s quote:

“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.” — Tryon Edwards

It figures that the first quote I get is something that I need to read over and over again until it sinks in and I begin to act on it. The last part also speaks heavily to the change in leadership in this country. For eight years we had a president with no character and the US lost the respect of the world. Now we have a man of character in office, and over the next eight years he’s going to restore the dignity and reputation that we once could be proud of.

Tryon Edwards was a theologian, and interestingly enough he served in Rochester, NY and New London, CT. While Rotterdam is on the other side of the state, I think it’s kinda cool that he worked upstate and then moved to Connecticut, just like I did. (Yes, I know, big whoop, but it’s sort of interesting.)

Today’s poem is “Chronic” by “D.A. Powell”.

I am the last person you’d come to for an intelligent discussion about poetry. I often don’t get what the writer was trying to say and have no clue how to interpret them even for myself. But lines and phrases often resonate, and there are a couple in this poem that I really love.

the profession of absence, of being absented, a lifting skyward
then gone
the moment of flight: another resignation from the sweep of earth

anonymous voices that beckoned to ramble

I especially like that last one: “anonymous voices that beckoned to ramble”

And finally, the random article on Wikipedia is about Abdul Rahim Nagori, a Pakistani painter. I’ve never heard of him before, but I’ve looked through a few of the paintings on his site. Some of them are rather harsh, not bad but they feel violent and fearful. This one I particularly like.

I like the colors and the calmness of it. His work is worth a look if you have time.

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