the Song of Seikilos

While you live, shine
have no grief at all
life exists only for a short while
and Time demands his due.

Hildegard von Bingen, from ‘Selected Writings’

“We cannot live in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening. To use our own voice. To see our own light.”

The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1

“I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself.”

Time as a Symptom

The moment of your greatest joy sustains
Not axe nor hammer
Tumor, tremor
Can take it away, and it remains
It remains
And it pains me to say, I was wrong
Love is not a symptom of time
Time is just a symptom of love

Love Destroys all Evil and Frees Us

Bela Lugosi's Dead