Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday ~ June 11, 2016

But when at last woman stands on an even platform with man, his acknowledged equal everywhere, with the same freedom to express herself in the religion and government of the country, then, and not until then, will he be able to legislate as wisely and generously for her as for himself.

(Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815 - 1902)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday ~ June 10, 2016

Then I came to an edge of very calm
But couldn't stay there. It was the washed greenblue mapmakers use to indicate Inlets and coves, softspoken contours where the land leaves off
And water lies plainly, as if lamped by its own justice.
I hardly know how to say how it was
Though it spoke to me most kindly,
Unlike a hard afterwards or the motions of forestalling.
Now in evening light the far-off ridge carries marks of burning.
The hills turn thundercolored, and my thoughts move toward them, rough skins
Without their bodies. What is the part of us that feels it isn't named, that doesn't know
How to respond to any name? That scarcely or not at all can lift its head
Into the blue and so unfold there?

(Laurie Sheck, b. 1953)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thursday ~ June 9, 2016

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy tp permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds. To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

(Christian Larson, 1874 - 1962)


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