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Shakespeare’s Sonnet 62

Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye
And all my soul and all my every part;
And for this sin there is no remedy,
It is so grounded inward in my heart.
Methinks no face so gracious is as mine,
No shape so true, no truth of such account;
And for myself mine own worth do define,
As I all other in all worths surmount.
But when my glass shows me myself indeed,
Beated and chopp’d with tann’d antiquity,
Mine own self-love quite contrary I read;
Self so self-loving were iniquity.
‘Tis thee, myself, that for myself I praise,
Painting my age with beauty of thy days.

Education is…

“Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” — John Dewey

Agree or Disagree?

In preparing for college, I started thinking about this quote.

You Are Cordially Invited…

If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you are a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in! Come in!

INVITATION

By: Shel Silverstein

Sleepsong 
By: S…

Sleepsong 
By: Secretgarden

Loo-li, loo-li, loo-li, lai-lay
Loo-li, loo-li, loo-li lai-lay

Lay down your head and I’ll sing you a lullaby
Back to the years of loo-li lai-lay
And I’ll sing you to sleep and I’ll sing you tomorrow
Bless you with love for the road that you go

May you sail far to the far fields of fortune
With diamonds and pearls at your head and your feet
And may you need never to banish misfortune
May you find kindness in all that you meet

May there always be angels to watch over you
To guide you each step of the way
To guard you and keep you safe from all harm
Loo-li, loo-li, lai-lay

May you bring love and may you bring happiness
Be loved in return to the end of your days
Now fall off to sleep, I’m not meaning to keep you
I’ll just sit for a while and sing loo-li, lai-lay

May there always be angels to watch over you
To guide you each step of the way
To guard you and keep you safe from all harm
Loo-li, loo-li, lai-lay, loo-li, loo-li, lai-lay

A Single Flame Quote

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” ~ St. Francis Of Assisi


This is a quote I found that I thought would go well with the post “A Single Flame.”  I believe that is true, and nothing can extinguish the creativity the mind can create.

A single rose …

“A single rose can be my garden…. a single friend, my world.” — Leo Buscaglia

“Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.”–Margaret Lee Runbeck

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” — William Shakespeare

“Write what should not be forgotten.” – Isabel Allende

What do all these have in common?