Friday, August 19, 2011
SkyWatch Friday: Summer Sunrises
July 19, 2011
I wake up in the morning torn between the desire
to save the world and to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
~ E.B. White
I'll tell you how the sun rose,
a ribbon at a time...
~ Emily Dickinson
Climb up on some hill at sunrise.
Everybody needs perspective once in a while,
and you'll find it there.
~ Robb Sagendorph
Each day comes bearing its gifts.
Untie the ribbons.
~ Ann Ruth Schabacker
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep...
~ Jelaluddin Rumi
Vita mutatur, non tollitur
(Life is changed, not taken away)
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"