Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April Lirpa

"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself."
--Soren Kierkegaard

You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March...

"History is bright and fiction dull with homely men who have charmed women."
O. Henry, "Next to Reading Matter"  

Erich Fromm fled the Nazis, dined with presidents, lectured to thousands, sold books in the millions – all the while searching for his authentic self The Cure for Loneliness

“If I never meet another psychopath again at my taxing environment, it'll be far too soon”