Attorney, writer, mother of 3, in Portland, Oregon
Talk of New Orleans, maritime history, music, Portugal, Canada, new tech, wx and Georgetown University is lagniappe.
to talk about literary arts, business, economics and psychology, including posting
about current legal news, SCOTUS, international business, law and
science, 1st Amendment law, family law, and the maritime industry. For fun, I post about fine and
literary arts and re-share the best of the photographers and artists on G+.
Be the hands and feet that bring good into the world. Go make a difference.
And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, yet pass over the mystery of themselves without a thought.
~ Petrarch, quoting Augustine, Confessions
If I thought my answer were given
to anyone who would ever return to the world,
this flame would stand still without moving any further.
But since never from this abyss
has anyone ever returned alive, if what I hear is true,
without fear of infamy I answer you.
~ Dante's Inferno
/ epigraph to T.S. Eliot's Prufrock
The world's thy ship and not thy home.
~ St. Thérèse de Lisieux
We live with the conviction that acts of goodness reflect the hidden
light of His Holiness. His light is above our minds but not beyond our
will. It is within our power to mirror His unending love in deeds of
kindness, like brooks that hold the sky.
~ Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, in I Asked for Wonder
Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
Le seul véritable voyage, le seul bain de Jouvence, ce ne serait pas d'aller vers de nouveaux paysages, mais d'avoir d'autres yeux, de voir l'univers avec les yeux d'un autre, de cent autres, de voir les cent univers que chacun d'eux voit, que chacun d'eux est.
~ Marcel Proust, À la recherche du temps perdu, Vol. V: La Prisonnière (1923)