Tuesday, March 29, 2011

160 - Grace

Grace means more than gifts. In grace something is transcended, once and for all overcome. Grace happens in spite of something; it happens in spite of separateness and alienation. Grace means that life is once again united with life, self is reconciled with self. Grace means accepting the abandoned one. Grace transforms fate into a meaningful vocation. It transforms guilt to trust and courage. The word grace has something triumphant in it.
Yrjo Kallinen

Thursday, March 10, 2011

159 - Solitude

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends,
rather than mob merriment, 
noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
William Powell

Monday, March 7, 2011

158 - Boating

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. 
But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.
What looks like a casualty of Hurricane Andrew (1992) I found this ship wreak almost a mile inland in an area that is only accessible on foot. It now has a new job.