A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.Molire
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,the spines of others are often stiffened.Billy Graham
Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.Zora Neale Hurston
Its never too late to have a happy childhood.Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -- and you are the easiest person to fool.Richard Phillips Feynman
One watches them on the seashore, all the people, and there is something pathetic, almost wistful in them, as if they wished their lives did not add up to this scaly nullity of possession, but as if they could not escape. It is a dragon that has devoured us all: these obscene, scaly houses, this insatiable struggle and desire to possess, to possess always and in spite of everything, this need to be an owner, lest one be owned. It is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease. One feels a sort of madness come over one, as if the world had become hell. But it is only superimposed: it is only a temporary disease. It can be cleaned away.D. H. Lawrence
Every answer asks a more beautiful question
Well, spring sprang. We've had our state of grace and our little gift of sanctioned madness, courtesy of Mother Nature. Thanks, Gaia. Much obliged. I guess it's time to get back to that daily routine of living we like to call normal.