Was browsing the internet for a poet (Federico García Lorca) who I'd heard mention of, and came across this poem by Pablo Neruda...
You Forget Me – Pablo Neruda
want you to know
You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop
loving you little by little.
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten
If you think it long and mad,
the wind of
that passes through my life,
and you decide
leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
if each day,
you feel that you are destined for me
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it
will be in your arms
without leaving mine.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along for February...
Re-reading Essays in Love by Alain de Botton. Read it a few years ago and thought I'd like to re visit it. Also still working on my 'mystery crochet project'. Should have it finished by next month's Yarn Along and be able to show you properly.
If you'd like to see what others are reading/crafting, the link is HERE.
Me: So what did you think of the Three Billboards movie?
Marnie: I didn't like it.
Me: Why not?
Marnie: Too much blood (she has a blood phobia)
Me: Do you think that's why Denver didn't like it?
Marnie: Probably (he also has a blood phobia)
Me: So the rest of the movie was ok?
Marnie: It was a hoot! (sarcastically)
Me: So what did you like?
Marnie: The scenery was nice
Me: What scenery??
Marnie: The countryside and the little country town...
Marnie: And the story line was good, but not enough swearing (sarcastically)
Me: Yeah...I'm sure they will improve on that as new movies come out
Me: So it wasn't the movie that you didn't like...just the blood?
A day in the life...
(and I don't know where she gets her sarcasm from!)
I recently discovered the 16 Personalities Test. No surprise to find I am 96% introvert :)
Got the children to do it. Amazing how different they all are...and how accurate it is. Not in all aspects, but in the traits that are more pronounced/extreme. Give it a try, and see how you turn out...
I was actually reading reviews on Amazon for another Introvert book, and one of the customer reviewers mentioned this book. I've flicked through and it looks good. And it's got some great quotes (I'm a bit of a quote junkie). Here are some below that I liked...
Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations and small needs - H Stein
The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together - Robert Dodds
Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression - Haim Ginott
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today - Stacia Tauscher
To find the good life you must become yourself - Dr Bill Jackson
The only gift is a portion of thyself - Ralph Waldo Emerson
While my work has been before me, my reward has always been within me - Shaker saying
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not - Mark Twain
We are not human beings trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human - Jacquelyn Small
Happiness is not a station to arrive at, but a manner of travelling - Margaret Lee Runbeck
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it - William A Ward
And from one of my favourite authors...
You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind - Anne Lamott
And will leave you with this one...
But your solitude will be a support and a home for you,
Even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances,
and from it you will finds all your paths - Rainer Maria Rilke