Archive for September, 2021

This Edition:   return/home

Quoted in The Grove:
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
~Robert Frost

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.
~E W Howe

Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that it did not exist, to build a small, self-sufficient world in the back corner of the endless maze and to pretend that I was not lost, but home.
~John Green

Everything is restless until it comes home.
~John Bate


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A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.
~Oliver Goldsmith

Now I see that the journey was never meant to lead to some new and improved version of me; that it has always been about coming home to who I already am.
~Katrina Kenison

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
~George Moore

Just keep coming home to yourself, you are the one who you’ve been waiting for.
~Byron Katie


The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.
~Ellie Rodriguez

And though home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit answered to, in strongest conjuration.
~Charles Dickens

Home is the nicest word there is.
~Laura Ingalls Wilder


Home — a place where the small are great, and the great are small.
~Charles M Crowe

Where is home? Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace.
~Vernon Baker

Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway.
~Author unknown

My home…It is my retreat and resting place from wars, I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest outside, as I do another corner in my soul.
~Michel de Montaigne


Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.
~Chuck Palahniuk

Home is the definition of God.
~Emily Dickinson

God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk.
~Meister Eckhart

For God does not create a longing or a hope without having a fulfilling reality ready for them. But our longing is our pledge, and blessed are the homesick, for they shall come home.
~Isak Dinesen

I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe — because, like Spinoza’s God, it won’t love us in return.
~Bertrand Russell


For the whole world, without a native home,
Is nothing but a prison of larger room.
~Abraham Cowley

Home is where somebody notices when you are no longer there.
~Aleksandar Hemon

Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in.
~Robert Frost

Home is where the wi-fi connects automatically.
~Internet meme

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Posted From The Grove

Owning a home is a keystone of wealth, both financial affluence and emotional security.
~Suze Orman

Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it …it’s just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. … A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse. Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.
~Henrik Ibsen

Buying a home wouldn’t make much sense if house prices were likely to decline further; no one wants to catch a falling knife.
~Mark Zandi

~Seven out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless.
~Pras Michel

Home is a shelter from storms — all sorts of storms.
~William J Bennett

A home that was envisioned to withstand the storms of the world is found flooded from within.
~Gregory Cicio

A good home must be made, not bought.
~Joyce Maynard


The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes.
~Harold B Lee

Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying in space.
~Chris Hadfield

In return, society rewards those who give it what it wants. That is why how much money people have earned is a rough measure of how much they gave society what it wanted.
~Ray Dalio

My best investment is my imagination, because it has never failed to bring me my greatest returns!
~Randy Castillo


It occurred to me what a simple thing reality is, how easy it is to make it work. It’s just reality. Just housework. Just a home. Like running a simple machine. Once you learn to run it, it’s just a matter of repetition. You push this button and pull that lever. You adjust a gauge, put on the lid, set the timer. The same thing, over and over.
~Haruki Murakami

Run a home like you would a small business and treat it with the same seriousness.
~Anthea Turner

I was at home then in the world of figures, but not in that of values.
~Georg Brandes


There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought — a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!
~Mark Twain

Wouldn’t it be dreadful if some day in our own world, at home, men start going wild inside, like the animals here, and still look like men, so that you’d never know which were which.
~C S Lewis

A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations.
~Kathie Lee Gifford

Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
~Matthew Arnold

Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
~George Bernard Shaw

I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and see.
~F Scott Fitzgerald

Maybe the definition of home is the place where you are never forgiven. So you may always belong there, bound by guilt. And maybe the cost of belonging is worth it.
~Gregory Maguire

Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
~Charles M Schulz

We get tired of each other at times, but after a call from the people in the next house, we return with rapture to our delusion that we are interesting.
~W D Howells


So, house, we love thee, as we could not love
A palace wherein no pulse of love had struck,
Where farewells had not been — and where
No busy memories haunt the vacant rooms.
~J J Britton

I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.
~George Washington

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.
~John Howard Payne

I’ve read in many a novel, that unless they’ve souls that grovel — Folks prefer in fact a hovel to your dreary marble halls.
~Charles Stuart Calverley

…You’ll find, where’er you roam,
That marble floors and gilded walls
Can never make a home.
But every house where Love abides,
And Friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home-sweet-home:
For there the heart can rest.
~Henry Van Dyke


~Jakub Blank:  Bill Blair — A Walk Around the House   (12:20)   the artist, unresolved


~Top Trending:  15 Weirdest Houses In The World   (12:03)   title says it all


~Key and Peele:  Finding a New Home Is Hard   (3:16)   but worth it


How could he convey to someone who’d never even met her the way she always smelled like rain, or how his stomach knotted up every time he saw her shake loose her hair from its braid? How could he describe how it felt when she finished his sentences, turned the mug they were sharing so that her mouth landed where his had been? How did he explain the way they could be in a locker room, or underwater, or in the piney woods of Maine, but as long as Em was with him, he was at home?
~Jodi Picoult

I love you — I am at rest with you — I have come home.
~Dorothy L Sayers

The adventure of our first days together gradually blossomed into something else: a feeling I’d never had, which I can only compare to the sensation of returning home, of joining a balance that needs no adjusting, as if the scales of my life had been waiting for her all along.
~Ian Caldwell


I love coming home to somebody, I love being in a relationship.
~Daniel Radcliffe

There’s been a lot of coming home in the early mornings after funny nights out, having bizarre sandwiches in bed.
~Neneh Cherry

I love sandwiches. Let’s face it, life is better between two pieces of bread.
~Jeff Mauro

At the end of the day, coming home to that one person that you know has your back, there’s no better feeling.
~Jonathan Scott


Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
~Helen Rowland

For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.
~Stephanie Perkins

There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.
~Friedrich Schiller

For there we loved, and where we love is home
~Oliver Wendell Holmes


The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
~W Somerset Maugham

Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That’s why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.
~Mortimer Adler

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.
~Khalil Gibran


I knew that our time together was almost over, I asked her if she liked sports, she asked me if I liked chess, I asked her if she liked fallen trees, she went home with her father, the center of me followed her, but I was left with the shell of me, I needed to see her again, I couldn’t explain my need to myself, and that’s why it was such a beautiful need, there’s nothing wrong with not understanding yourself.
~Jonathan Safran Foer

Never before have I imagined my life without him — like this house, he is my only point of reference in this difficult existence, this unstable and frightening world. The thought of his leaving home fills me with a terror so strong, it takes my breath away. I feel like one of those seagulls covered in oil from a spill, drowning in a black tar of fear.
~Tabitha Suzuma

Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.
~John Le Carre

It is dismal coming home, when there is nobody to welcome one!
~Ann Radcliffe

Nobody’s home to offer a cup of coffee, nobody’s home to say goodbye.
~Sonia Walker

Not going home is already like death.
~E Catherine Tobler


One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.
~C S Lewis

What gives value to travel is fear. It is a fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country, we are seized by a vague fear and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. I look upon it more as an occasion for testing.
~Albert Camus

Homey don’t quit. What else are you gonna do? It’s like those guys in the cartoon they get up in the morning, check the clock and fight all day and after it’s over they check the clock and go home. That’s how it goes.
~Chubby Checker

No matter who you are or where you are, instinct tells you to go home.
~Laura Marney


When I returned home that day, I saw my life as if I already knew the happy ending of a story. I looked around the house and thought, soon I will no longer have to see these walls and all the unhappiness they keep inside.
~Amy Tan

And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.
~Kurt Vonnegut


~My home is not a place, it is people.
~Lois McMaster Bujold

I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself.
~Oprah Winfrey

Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.
~Robin Hobb

People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.
~Zig Ziglar

I like visiting people’s homes on Saint Joseph’s Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint, and invite the public — I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras.
~Poppy Z Brite


Jill told me that when you’re really in love, you know right away. I’m not exactly sure how this happens. Is it like a flash of lightning? Like an angel tapping you on the shoulder? Or is it similar to choosing a puppy? You think you’re picking the cutest one, but really you wind up going home with the one who keeps insisting on climbing into your lap.
~Alice Hoffman

Home is where there’s one to love us
~Charles Swain



A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
~Sydney Smith

Five of the sweetest words in the English language begin with H, which is only a breath — Heart, Hope, Home, Happiness, and Heaven. Heart is a hope-place, and home is a heart-place; and that man sadly mistaketh, who would exchange the happiness of home for anything less than heaven.
~The Youth’s Companion, 1853

Three words fall on my listening ear
Like music from an Angel-lyre,
And when those thrilling words I hear
My spirit burns with Heavenly fire;
The sweetest words to mortals given,
Methinks are Mother, Home and Heaven…
~W G Brown

It has been said that the sweetest words in our language are “Mother, Home and Heaven”; and one might almost say that the word “Home” included the others.
~Silas X Floy

I’m not like the rest of you; I never made any plans about what I’d do when I grew up; I never thought of being married, as you did. I couldn’t seem to imagine myself anything but stupid little Beth, trotting about at home, of no use anywhere but there. I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is leaving you all. I’m not afraid, but it seems as if I should be homesick for you even in heaven.
~Louisa May Alcott

Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners.
~Charles Henry Parkhurst


homesickness is just a state of mind for me. i’m always missing someone or someplace or something, i’m always trying to get back to some imaginary somewhere. my life has been one long longing.
~Elizabeth Wurtzel

Homesickness is … absolutely nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time. … You don’t really long for another country. You long for something in yourself that you don’t have, or haven’t been able to find. … I’ve been homesick for countries I’ve never been, and longed to be where I couldn’t be.
~John Cheever

The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
~E W Howe

He felt homesick for places he had never been. He missed hearts he had never loved.
~Pete Wentz

It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.
~Carson McCullers


The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
~Maya Angelou

Home is not where you live but where they understand you.
~Christian Morgenstern

Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.
~Pierce Brown

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
~James Baldwin


Maybe the definition of home is the place where you are never forgiven. So you may always belong there, bound by guilt. And maybe the cost of belonging is worth it.
~Gregory Maguire

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.
~Maya Angelou

Our native soil draws all of us, by I know not what sweetness, and never allows us to forget.


~Cristo Tomy:  Return   (4:59)   no words, striking visuals tell the story


~Jorge Yudice:  Bus Story   (10:48)   improbably sweet


~Kis Kis:  Home Sweet Home   (9:55)   reprised, as a gift


~CG Meetup:  Hewn   (5:14)   wooden it break your heart


There is something permanent, and something extremely profound, in owning a home.
~Kenny Guinn

The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
~Kin Hubbard

I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don’t want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house.
~Jerome K Jerome

No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.
~Samuel Johnson

Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved.
~Ann Douglas


A house is a machine for living in.
~Le Corbusier

The surroundings householders crave are glorified autobiographies.
~T H Robsjohn-Gibbings

If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
~William Morris

Well, sometimes home is a person.
~Beth Revis


If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
~Gaston Bachelard

Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
~Francis Bacon

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A house may draw visitors, but it is the possessor alone that can detain them.
~Charles Caleb Colton

My Room shall be an Easy Room to Chat In,
With Chairs that look as if they had been Sat In.
~Arthur Guiterman

A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless.
~May Sarton

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
~Henry David Thoreau

When you meet someone new who instantly gets you, your sense of humor and your attitudes and your worldview, even if theirs are different — and you get them in return. You both talk and talk and agree and laugh and nod and yes, yes, of course you should get another round of drinks.
~Erin Morgenstern

One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
~Hermann Hesse


Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house.
~Bruce Barton

A house is not a home.
~Polly Adler


I go home and don’t get treated any differently. People have known me all my life and are interested and very supportive but because they have known me forever I don’t get any diva treatment. My mum still tells me off if I haven’t loaded the dishwasher for her.
~Katherine Jenkins

you come home, and everyone talks at once and everyone asks questions, but no one waits for the answers. Instead they talk about themselves, what they’ve been up to, what they’re going to do next, as if you’re a photo on the wall. And then they talk to one another, forgetting you’ve just flown in, forgetting you’re in the backseat, forgetting they’ve already said it all.
~Ellen Hopkins

I’m going home now. I apologize for what I said. I hope you can forget it, but I’m going home right now.
~Benjamin Day

Nice to see your home fans boo you. That’s what loyal support is.
~Wayne Rooney

Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.
~Channing Pollock



Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
~Christian Nestell Bovee

And so they played some of the world’s loveliest piano music — the exiled homesick girl, the humiliated, tired old man. Not properly. Better than that.
~Eva Ibbotson


Our parents came home one day and heard us, and they thought it was the radio, but our grandfather told them it was us.
~Barry Gibb

I don’t know what home or abroad is any more.
~Robin Gibb


Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.
~Matthew Fox

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.
~Louisa May Alcott

A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.
~Minna Antrim

In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
~Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.
~Primo Levi


When I come home, it’s about my kid, who needs to eat, needs to do homework, and needs to get to basketball. I don’t have a lot of time to think about me.
~Taraji P Henson

There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal — nothing! When people ask me what the best restaurant in L.A. is, I say, Uh, my house. It’s more intimate. Food can connect people in a forever sort of way.
~Giada De Laurentiis

At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.
~Michael Pollan

The worst thing about work in the house or home is that whatever you do is destroyed, laid waste or eaten within twenty four hours.
~Lady Kasluck


When I come home from a shoot, I’d rather reheat food I’ve made than eat takeout.
~Ted Allen

One’s home is like a delicious piece of pie you order in a restaurant on a country road one cozy evening — the best piece of pie you have ever eaten in your life — and can never find again… There is something marvelous about returning home at the end of a long day, even if there is tuna fish for dinner.
~Lemony Snicket

I like being at home and cooking.
~Shania Twain

I hate leaving home. I love what I do, but I’d love to go home every night.
~Charlie Watts

I go home by noon, and I’m in bed by 6 p.m. I get up at 1 and do it again.
~Bob Edwards (newsman)

This is my idea of heaven, coming home and watching the news.
~Rita Moreno


I am not quite sure where home is right now. I do have places in London and Milan, and a house in Spain. I guess I would say home is where my mother is, and she lives in Spain.
~Sarah Brightman

I don’t know anybody who has so many places to go home to.
~Tony Longo

For the whole world, without a native home,
Is nothing but a prison of larger room.
~Abraham Cowley

Physically, our home is small and the rest of the world is large — but in our hearts, it’s the other way around.
~Terri Guillemets

The home is the center and circumference, the start and the finish, of most of our lives.
~Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Someday when peace has returned to this odd world I want to come to London again and stand on a certain balcony on a moonlit night and look down upon the peaceful silver curve of the Thames with its dark bridges.
~Ernie Pyle

Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn’t appreciate its beauty.
~Tyra Banks


What’s the good of a home if you’re never in it.
~George Grossmith

I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.
~George Washington

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.
~John Howard Payne

I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.
~Fred Allen

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
~Maya Angelou

Home is where my mom is.
~Brittany Murphy


~Sam Mason:  Mac Miller, Colors and Shapes  (4:20)   one dog’s fantasy-journey from home in bed to bed as home, animated


~Cristina Molina:  Return   (2:54)   a mini-film, to music


~Andrea Bocelli:  Time To Say Goodbye   (6:38)   a reprise: 03/22/20


~Rod Stewart:  Sailing   (4:56)   a reprise


He thought of the number of girls and women she had seen marry, how many homes with children in them she had seen grow up around her, how she had contentedly pursued her own lone quite path — for him.
~Charles Dickens

I’ve always said I have nothing against a woman doing anything a man can do as long as she gets home in time to cook dinner.
~Barry Goldwater

A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there’s a secure family atmosphere.
~Mel Gibson

When I come home and I’m tired from filming all day, I expect her to be there and make sure everything is cool for me. You know, like drawing my bath and helping me into bed.
~Oliver Reed

Mama and Papa are more to blame (for delinquency) than the kids; parents should stay home and raise their children and spend less time in taverns.
~Harry S Truman

Husband can’t understand why wife ever complains about anything when she has his coming home in the evening to look forward to.
~Kenneth B Alley

Any man today who returns from work, sinks into a chair, and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
~Bill Cosby


A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.
~Chinese Proverb

Somewhere slightly before or after the close of our second decade, we reach a momentous milestone — childhood’s end. We have left a safe place and can’t go home again. We have moved into a world where life isn’t fair, where life is rarely what it should be.
~Judith Viorst

Of all the home remedies, a good wife is best.
~Kin Hubbard

Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above; this is the right time for marriage.

I lived at home till I was 29.
~Ray Romano

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
~Martin Luther

A man’s home is his wife’s castle.
~Alexander Chase

The at-home mother’s life:
it was a race with no finish line.
~Kristin Hannah

When you’re a stay-at-home mother you have to pretend it’s really boring, but it’s not. It’s enriching and fulfilling, and an amazing experience. And then when you’re a working mother you have to pretend that you feel guilty all day long.
~Amy Poehler

I value this delicious home-feeling as one of the choicest gifts a parent can bestow.
~Washington Irving


It was not seen that woman’s place was in the home until she began to go out of it; the statement was a reply to an unspoken challenge, it was attempted resistance to irresistible change.
~Rose Wilder Lane

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
~Margaret Thatcher


I remember playing in a tournament when at home we didn’t have light, because my mom spent her last money on my sneakers.
~Allen Iverson

The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can’t help it — can’t help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it.
~Marguerite Duras


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If each day is a gift, I’d like to know where to return Mondays.
~John Wagner

What do you call a person who is happy on Mondays? Unemployed.
~Author unknown

If Monday were an animal, it would be a mosquito.
~John Waters


There isn’t a child who hasn’t gone out into the brave new world who eventually doesn’t return to the old homestead carrying a bundle of dirty clothes.
~Art Buchwald

Man is rated the highest animal, at least among all animals who returned the questionnaire.
~Robert Brault

But even Abraham Lincoln returned from Gettysburg murmuring that he had forgotten the things he Really Wanted to Say.
~Christopher Morley


There’s no place like home — after the other places close.
~Joe Laurie Jr

Home is where you come to when you have nothing better to do.
~Margaret Thatcher

If you’d take your head home and boil it for a turnip it might be useful. I can’t say. But it might.
~Gilbert K Chesterton

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
~Doug Larson

Home Alone was a movie, not an alibi.
~Jerry Orbach

It’s risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early.
~Marcel Achard

The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
~Arthur C Clarke

A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

I must say one thing about southern down-home brewed coffee with chicory. If you have worms, you’ll never have them again.
~Clive Cussler

In a cave dug out of the side of a cliff,
The Agent calls it a flat;
He thinks he knows, so I pay my rent,
And let it go at that
~Jean Wright

A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.
~George Carlin

Home is where you hang your head.
~Groucho Marx

The chickens have come home to roast.
~Jane Ace

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
~Frank Langella

In our home there was always prayer — aloud, proud and unapologetic.
~Lyndon B Johnson

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like
Home when it comes to
Wearing what you like.
~George Ade

There are things you just can’t do in life. You can’t beat the phone company, you can’t make a waiter see you until he’s ready to see you, and you can’t go home again.
~Bill Bryson


Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family waits till the rest of the family brings the car back.
~Earl Wilson

Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.
~John Updike


The summer movies are coming out. My advice: just stay home and burn a good book.
~Stephen Colbert

But truth be told, I’m not as dour-looking as I would like. I’m stuck with this round, sweetie-pie face, tiny heart-shaped lips, the daintiest dimples, and apple cheeks so rosy I appear in a perpetual blush. At five foot four, I barely squeak by average height. And then there’s my voice: straight out of second grade. I come across so young and innocent and harmless that I have been carded for buying maple syrup. Tourists feel more safe approaching me for directions, telemarketers always ask if my mother is home, and waitresses always, always call me ‘Hon’.
~Sarah Vowell


Talent Sunset
© Silvia Trujillo


The relationship I have to my fatherland is like that of mothers with crippled children: they love them all the more, the more crippled they are. Germany is the background of all my plans, the return to Germany.
~Friedrich List

I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.
~Charles de Gaulle

Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets. The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
~Gore Vidal

We call our country home of the brave and land of the free, but it’s not. We give a false portrayal of freedom. We’re not free – if we were, we’d allow people their freedom.
~Jesse Ventura

Many will view the compromises that will be made during your negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings, ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope, security and freedom for our children and our children’s?
~King Abdullah II


America is the only country in the world where you can suffer culture shock without leaving home.
~Florence King

My childhood home backed onto wheat and cotton fields.
~Robert B Laughlin

You know, in my hometown of Hope, Arkansas, the three sacred heroes were Jesus, Elvis, and FDR, not necessarily in that order.
~Mike Huckabee

In the homes of America are born the children of America; and from them go out into American life, American men and women. They go out with the stamp of these homes upon them; and only as these homes are what they should be, will they be what they should be.
~J G Holland

My work in the House of Representatives, at this time in my life, is completed. It is time to return home.
~J C Watts


Freedom, like charity, begins at home.
~Anne Roe

Peace, like charity, begins at home.
~Franklin D Roosevelt

I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home.
~Henry James

Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
~Thomas Fuller

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
~Charles Dickens

Return good for good; return evil with justice.

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there.
~Clare Boothe Luce


But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.
~Thomas Browne

I hear they feed you in Sing Sing, Evie muttered. Three squares a day. Evangeline, Will said with a sigh. Charity begins at home. So does mental illness.
~Libba Bray

Fool, ’tis in vain from wit to wit to roam:
Know, sense, like charity, begins at home.
~Alexander Pope


The time has come to make the difficult decision. Charity begins at home. We can no longer afford to rebuild Afghanistan and America. We must choose. And I choose America.
~Joe Manchin

The true test of faith is how we treat those who can do nothing for us in return.
~Dillon Burroughs

The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
~Francesco Guicciardini


You can tell a true war story if it embarrasses you. If you don’t care for obscenity, you don’t care for the truth; if you don’t care for the truth, watch how you vote. Send guys to war, they come home talking dirty.
~Tim O’Brien

We are Americans when we go to war, and when we return, we are Mexicans.
~Dennis Chavez

War would end if the dead could return.
~Stanley Baldwin

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
~Charlie Chaplin

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@Writers Platform

Reading the play at home, however fulfilling, can never be the vivacious experience that Shakespeare intended.
~Arthur Smith

A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
~Anthony Hecht

Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed.
~A R Ammons

I am shy to admit that I have followed the advice given all those years ago by a wise archbishop to a bewildered young man: that moments of unbelief ‘don’t matter,’ that if you return to a practice of the faith, faith will return.
~A N Wilson

Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both.
~Wilfred Owen


There’s a lot of landscape I never would have described if I hadn’t been homesick. The impulse was nostalgia.
~Joan Didion

Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?
~Henry David Thoreau

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
~Twyla Tharp

One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.
~John Berger

All language is a longing for home.

Home is where the books are
~Richard Francis Burton

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
~Elie Wiesel

If ever I am homesick for China, now that I am home in my own country, it is when I discover here no philosophy. Our people have opinions and creeds and prejudices and ideas but as yet no philosophy.
~Pearl S Buck


Traveling is a fool’s paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places. At home I dream that at Naples, at Rome, I can be intoxicated with beauty, and lose my sadness. I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. I seek the Vatican, and the palaces. I affect to be intoxicated with sights and suggestions, but I am not intoxicated. My giant goes with me wherever I go.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


I need privacy. I would think that because what I do makes a lot of people happy that I might deserve a little bit of respect in return. Instead, the papers try to drag me off my pedestal.
~Jim Carrey

It doesn’t matter what you all think, what you all say about me, because when I go home at night, the same people that I look in the face, my family that I love, that’s all that really matters to me.
~Marshawn Lynch

Having reached a point in which I was so bitter and exhausted from being a quote unquote public figure, I wanted to return to a more childlike relationship to writing.
~David Leavitt

When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It’s like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly.
~Haruki Murakami

Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.
~Sigmund Freud


From The Grove:

~Christone @Wordgrove Library
A Book: by Charles Kingsley

Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book! – a message to us from the dead – from human souls whom we never saw, who lived perhaps thousands of miles away: and yet these, on those little sheets of paper, speak to us, amuse us, vivify us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers. . . . I say we ought to reverence books, to look at them as useful and mighty things. If they are good and true; whether they are about religion or politics, farming, or trade, or medicine, they are the message of Christ, the maker of all things, the teacher of all truth, which He has put into the hearts of some man to speak, that he may tell us what is good for our spirits, for our bodies for our country. Would to God that all here would make the rule never to look into an evil book!
(copied from old newspaper – 10/18/20)


Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return.
~Samuel Johnson

Remember always your end, and that lost time does not return.
~Thomas a Kempis


Once you hear something, you can never return to the time before you heard it.
~Jonathan Safran Foer

One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
~Mark Twain

Return to the root and you will find the meaning.


Now what shall I
Stay home or roam?
“Roam,” Pleasure said;
And Joy  “stay home.”
~W H Davies

Ah! there is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.
~Jane Austen

There is no place more delightful than one’s own fireside.

Don’t you stay at home of evenings? Don’t you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

I look forward anxiously to the return of bad weather, coal fires, and good society in a crowded city. I have no relish for the country; it is a kind of healthy grave.
~Sydney Smith

Stay, stay at home, my heart and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I’m kind of a homebody. My husband says I like to just stay home and do nothing, but that’s just how I am.
~Kristi Yamaguchi

When I’m at home in Virginia, I become more hermit-like. I like my own home.
~Robert Duvall


Prewritten Prompt:    return/home


That’s what the American odyssey is really about: Leaving home. Leaving home and coming home, and trying to understand the difference.
~Tom Bodett

It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.
~Eric Roth

You go away for a long time and return a different person – you never come all the way back.
~Paul Theroux


If you want to be a photographer, first leave home
~Steve McCurry

The hero’s journey always begins with the call. One way or another, a guide must come to say, ‘Look, you’re in Sleepy Land. Wake. Come on a trip. There is a whole aspect of your consciousness, your being, that’s not been touched. So you’re at home here? Well, there’s not enough of you there.’ And so it starts.
~Joseph Campbell

Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.
~Robert Neelly Bellah

Leave your home, O youth, and seek out alien shores. A wider range of life has been ordained for you.

Many writers believe in arrival without leaving home. They believe in talent but not skill.
~Judy Delton

‘Leaving home’ to me means adopting the attitude that the pursuit of the truth is more vital than the pursuit of what society, your home, tells you is important.
~Brad Warner

Travel challenges truths that we were raised thinking were self-evident and God-given. Leaving home, we learn other people find different truths to be self-evident. We realize that it just makes sense to give everyone a little wiggle room.
~Rick Steves


Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.
~Sarah Dessen

You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone, knowing that in the people, the trees, the earth, there is something that belongs to you, waiting for you when you are not there.
~Cesare Pavese

It’s not the traveling that takes courage Tally. I’ve done much longer trips on my own. It’s leaving home.
~Scott Westerfeld




breaking quiet of first light
local dogs asleep
early birds are at it tho
the roosters fer sure
meadow cows, one is lowing
distant music snaps on
somewhere a voice
welcome choir of first light
but home means sleeping late


with a sigh

gone so long
only the dog remembers
a return to uncertainties
the changes
ashes and seeds of time



rhapsodic strains of nostalgia
songs on the radio trill of home
lyrical captures of longing
music in the service of story
repatterned memories
tomes in tune


heaven scent #28

same scent
same breed
my own
she’s terrific
the outcome
I succumb
safe at home


first aid

a stranger at home
at home on the road
something broke
needs a resetting
a way of forgetting
the regrets
still regretting



all the roads
unfolding alone
never person or place
but a private space
at armored pace
a turtle’s life
with carapace home


stoned bones

tome, literate illusions
poem, clever allusions
dome, shape of decision
drone, male of derision
phone, face-time deletion
tone, cause of confusion
roam, chosen exclusion
loam with seed in collusion
home, zone of inclusion


Last quotes:

He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Peace – that was the other name for home.
~Kathleen Norris


Home: The place where the world’s strife is shut out and the world’s love is shut in.
~”Home” in Your Health! 1906

The home is not the one tame place in the world of adventure. It is the one wild place in the world of rules and set tasks.
~G K Chesterton


The return makes one love the farewell.
~Alfred De Musset

Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation — coming home again.
~Madeleine L’Engle


[A hug] is non-taxable, non-polluting, and is, of course, fully returnable.
~Author unknown

He decided he had best return to the hall, out of the way of temptation.
~Ray Smith


Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.
~Irish Proverb

Home wasn’t built in a day.
~Jane Sherwood Ace


When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.
~Hugh Jackman

When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching.
~Robert Bly


Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.
~Steve Jobs

Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.
~Babe Ruth


The dollar that is borrowed is never so large as the one that has to be returned.
~Poor Richard Junior’s Philosophy

If you say hard things you must expect to hear them in return.


It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.
~Eric Roth

You go away for a long time and return a different person – you never come all the way back.
~Paul Theroux


Outside of being home with my family, I prefer a crowd.
~Clive Owen


One hand, five homes. A lifetime in a fist.
~Jhumpa Lahiri


Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?
~Eliza Dushku


A hotel isn’t like a home, but it’s better than being a house guest.
~William Feather


The heavy is the root of the light. The unmoved is the source of all movement. Thus the Master travels all day without leaving home. However splendid the views, she stays serenely in herself. Why should the lord of the country flit about like a fool? If you let yourself be blown to and fro, you lose touch with your root. If you let restlessness move you, you lose touch with who you are.

A home filled with nothing but yourself.
It’s heavy, that lightness.
It’s crushing, that emptiness.
~Margaret Atwood


Home is the best place when life begins to wobble.
~Elizabeth von Arnim

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.
~John Muir

Each summer when I return to the lake I am no longer so much afraid of the dark as I am afraid for the dark.
~Paul Bogard


It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.
~Danzy Senna

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
~John Ciardi

You can’t go home again
~Thomas Wolfe


The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?
~Rick Santorum


You need a sanctuary. Somewhere where it doesn’t feel like it’s being tainted by everybody’s opinions and other people’s money. I think I’m kind of homesick right now.
~Mikky Ekko

I had spent my whole life feeling homesick. The only difference between the two of us was that I didn’t know what or where home was.
~Marian Keyes

I can get on with all different sorts of people, and I never feel homesick, particularly, or I’ve never felt kind of patriotic towards any one country.
~Andy Serkis

I do not have any home. So why should I be homesick?
~Carson McCullers

Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.
~Jodi Picoult

You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.
~Og Mandino


The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, ‘I was wrong’.
~Sydney J Harris

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
~James Allen

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
~Leo Buscaglia

I try to make my bed every day for mental health. Coming home to an unmade bed or a room with clothes all over will depress me.
~David Alan Grier


Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.
~John Ed Pearce

The moon and sun are travelers through eternity. Even the years wander on. Whether drifting through life on a boat or climbing toward old age leading a horse, each day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
~Matsuo Basho


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This Edition:   time

Quoted in The Grove:
Time is the longest distance between two places.
~Tennessee Williams

Some day man will travel at the speed of light, of small interest to those of us still trying to catch up to the speed of time.
~Robert Brault

If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.
~Maria Edgeworth

There’s time enough, but none to spare.
~Charles W Chesnutt


Prewritten Prompt for 09/28:   return


The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
~Albert Einstein

Time brings all things to pass.

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
~Alan Watts

Time — the abundance of now.
~Terri Guillemets


We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between a causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality.
~Alan Watts

Everything is just now. Your existence is just now. Just timeless Now. All the rest is just a dream due to conditioning and memory.

I have all the time in the world from life to life to do what is to do, to do what is done, to do the timeless doing.
~Jack Kerouac

We can learn not to keep situations or events alive in our minds, but to return our attention continuously to the pristine, timeless present moment rather than be caught up in mental movie making.
~Eckhart Tolle


As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.
~Rodney Yee

There is no first or last in Forever. It is Centre there all the time.
~Emily Dickinson

Eternity is not ever-lasting time but the real, unfading, indestructible, and timeless Present, for, as Schroedinger said, the present is the only thing that has no end.
~Ken Wilber

To seek the timeless way we must first know the quality without a name. There is a central quality which is the root criterion of life and spirit in a man, a town, a building, or a wilderness. This quality is objective and precise, but it cannot be named.
~Christopher Alexander

The unknown is not measurable by the known. Time cannot measure the timeless, the eternal, that immensity which has no beginning and no end… when we try to measure something which is not measurable, we only get caught in words.
~Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Posted From The Grove

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
~Paul Valery

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
~Herbert Hoover

It’s time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain’t working. Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job.
~Herman Cain

Every time the government grows we lose more of who we are.
~Glenn Beck

There are times in history where a particular doctrine becomes a symbol of a greater problem.
~Pat Robertson

Sometimes – history needs a push.
~Vladimir Lenin

By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he’s been bought ten times over.
~Gore Vidal

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.
~Jimmy Carter

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men’s lives should not stake their own.
~H G Wells

There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve.
~Dick Cheney

When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better. After all, nobody’s right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day.
~William J Clinton

After a lifetime of world travel I’ve been fascinated that those in the third world don’t have the same perception of reality that we do.
~Jim Harrison

For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
~Hubert H Humphrey


You know, sometimes, when they say you’re ahead of your time, it’s just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing
~George McGovern

There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
~W C Fields

In time of peace prepare for war.
~Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
~Howard Thurman

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
~Georg C Lichtenberg

In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty.
~Phil Ochs


Every time there’s a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.
~Mike Tyson

Republicans many times can’t get the words ‘equality of opportunity’ out of their mouths. Their lips do not form that way.
~Jack Kemp

At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.
~Frederick Douglass


~Matthew Harmer:  Inside Time   (4:30)   coping with lockdown with images, a poem


~LifeHunters:  Life Lessons from 100-Year-Olds   (13:29)   three with sparkling attitudes


We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. Presumably the plans for our employment were being changed. I was to learn later in life that, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, we tend as a nation to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.
~Charlton Ogburn

We live in a time where government is not a leadership thing, it’s more a business that’s out there and running riot, so I guess the people have to go out there and say stuff.
~Yahoo Serious

Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
~Charles Caleb Colton

Different times need different types of leadership.
~Park Geun-hye


If you want work well done, select a Busy Man — the Other Kind has No Time.
~Elbert Hubbard

The great enemy of achievement is a schedule already full.
~Robert Brault

I said I did not have time, but to what did I give the time, and was it a fair exchange?
~Muriel Strode


Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
~Jesse Jackson

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.
~James Humes


The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
~George S Patton

Time gives good advice. (El tiempo da buen consejo.)
~Spanish proverb

Time is the wisest counselor of all.

When you lead change, sometimes you get arrows in your back. I mean, that’s just the way the real world is.
~Carly Fiorina


Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial.
~Frank Dane

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.
~Stephen R Covey

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
~J Paul Getty

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
~Napoleon Hill

Maybe a person’s time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food.
~Frank A Clark

Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.
~Thomas A Edison

My time at Shell was a most valuable experience because it taught me to look at the world in a long-term way. Shell takes a 20-year view on events and plans for different scenarios. It makes you see the world as a kind of large matrix.
~Vince Cable


Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
~Hector Berlioz

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

How did it get so late so soon?
~Dr Seuss


Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.
~Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

I pondered long the book of suffering, till Time stood before me saying, “There is a quicker way,” and he thrust his flaming brand against my breast.
~Muriel Strode

Oh, it was better not to be accustomed to clocks, better to know only the dawn’s blending with the sunrise and the day’s slow sinking into dark! Then one might pass smoothly into the largeness of eternity. ~Cid Ricketts Sumner

Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty.
~Dodie Smith


Man goes nowhere. Everything comes to man, like tomorrow.
~Antonio Porchia

Time goes, you say? Ah no!
Alas, Time stays, we go;
~Austin Dobson


The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
~Rabindranath Tagore

I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
~Ian Fleming

God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends.
~Jeremy Taylor

Before my birth there was infinite time, and after my death, inexhaustible time. I never thought of it before: I’d been living luminously between two eternities of darkness.
~Orhan Pamuk


Eternity is a clock which says ‘tick’ in one century and ‘tock’ in the next.
~Author unknown

As rolling rivers never cease
To pour their currents in the sea,
So years succeeding years increase
The ocean of eternity.
~Edward George Kent

Eternity is a clock without hands.
~Author unknown


Never here, forever there,
Where all parting, pain, and care,
And death, and time shall disappear,—
Forever there, but never here!
The horologe of Eternity
Sayeth this incessantly,—
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Eternity is a clock whose pendulum says and repeats incessantly, these two words only, amid the silence of the tombs: Always, never! Never, always!
~Jacques Bridaine

“Eternity,” said he, waving his hand slowly to and fro like the pendulum of a clock, — “eternity is a clock in Heaven, whose pendulum sounds thus: Ever, Ever, Ever! and Eternity is a clock in Hell, whose pendulum sounds thus: Never, Never, Never!”
~Anonymous, Elfie in Sicily


Eternity does not mean infinite time, but simply timelessness
~Elif Safak

Saying the universe is eternal simply is saying that it has no beginning or end, not that it had a beginning an infinite time ago
~Victor J Stenger


Why am I exactly this and not that being? at this point of unlimited space and in this moment of infinite time? in this group of beings, on this planet? Why do I exist if I could have been without existence?
~Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz

In infinite time, in infinite matter, in infinite space, is formed a bubble organism, and that bubble lasts a while and bursts, and that bubble is Me.
~Leo Tolstoy


~Time Magazine:  Out Of Time   (4:27)   time tourists


~Alireza Ghasemi:  Lunch Time   (15:58)   foreign, for the gold


~Labyrinth Pictures:  Paradox   (17:32)   reality insert


~Rusty Lake:  Paradox   (18:32)   spooky


~Dust:  A Week With Rebecca   (28:28)   robot:  to be or not to be … to fall or not to fall, in love


Thinking of the days past as—
Fallen to the waves of the river of life.
~Julia Cooley Altrocchi

Time, hurries swiftly on,
Each fleeting year seems shorter than the last,
And many hopes which cheered its opening dawn,
Are buried with the past.
~Mary Ann H Dodd Shutts

Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.
~Harvey Mackay

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
~Samuel Smiles

Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?
~Jack London

The Old Clock on the Stairs…
By day its voice is low and light;
But in the silent dead of night,
Distinct as a passing footstep’s fall,
It echoes along the vacant hall,
Along the ceiling, along the floor,
And seems to say, at each chamber-door,—
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future.
~Ashley Ormon


Days — The pages in the book of life.
~Charles Searle

DAY, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. This period is divided into two parts, the day proper and the night, or day improper — the former devoted to sins of business, the latter consecrated to the other sort. The two kinds of social activity overlap.
~Ambrose Bierce

I don’t worry about the world coming to an end any more… The way I figure it, the world can’t come to an end today because it is already tomorrow in some other part of the world!
~Charles M Schulz  (Lucy in Peanuts)

Days are either days or daze according to the temper of the tempter. To the tempestuous, every day is different from every other day, and no day is a mere stitch in Time.
~Kenneth Alfred Evelyn Alexander

Days are either days or daze according to the temper of the tempter.
To the tempestuous, every day is different from every other day,
and no day is a mere stitch in Time.
~Kenneth Alfred Evelyn Alexander


Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.
~Gerard Way

We of the tribe of the unquiet heart,
We fight each day against the turns of chance;
The overwhelming tide of trivial things
That eat away the hours. The flying hours
That should be full of all life has to give.
~Jean Wright

It is the hour to be drunken!
Be drunken,
if you would not be martyred slaves of Time;
be drunken continually!
With wine, with poetry, or with virtue,
as you will.
~Charles Baudelaire

But what minutes! Count them by sensation and not by calendars, and each moment is a day and the race a life.
~Benjamin Disraeli

The days, the days, the swift, mute days
That fly across our fitful ways,
That bear us through the tangled maze
We call our life, — the days! the days!
~Mary Clemmer

Man, however, seems to be the only living thing that gets tangled in time. The trees never fall behind, nor does the grass… Maybe they have better clocks than man has ever made.
~Hal Borland


There is a time for risky love. There is a time for extravagant gestures. There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love. And when the time comes – seize it, don’t miss it.
~Max Lucado

Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.
~Drew Barrymore


Sometimes you can forget about who you are in a relationship. But you can also be inspired by the person you are with to become something you always knew you wanted to become.
~Mia Maestro

I’m a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t.
~F Scott Fitzgerald

There was a time in the marriage when I could no longer look at myself in a mirror, couldn’t feel I was a nice person. A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.
~Dionne Warwick

Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage – the union between one man and one woman – has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation’s history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now.
~Jim DeMint

Sometimes what works 40 years ago doesn’t work today.
~Joel Osteen

The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
~Jackie Kennedy


For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
~Doug Larson

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
~Coco Chanel


I don’t have time for superficial friends. I suppose if you’re really lonely you can call a superficial friend, but otherwise, what’s the point?
~Courteney Cox

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
~Henry Adams

The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
~William Shenstone

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
~Ethel Barrymore


~Rolling Stones:  Time Is On My Side   (3:00)   so young ago


~Eric Clapton:  Tears In Heaven,  multi-star cast   (4:50)   2005 benefit


~Project Sarangi:   Tears In Heaven   (3:27)   guitar with exotic sarangi, gorgeous new sound


~Cyndi Lauper:  Time After Time   (4:57)   love has limits?


~Michael Jackson:  Remember The Time   (9:17)   it’s about the video


~Chicago:  Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is   (3:13)   answer, anyone?


~The Cars:  Good Times Roll   (3:38)   but not during COVID


~BB King:  Let The Good Times Roll   (3:44)   in spite of COVID


~Green Day:  Time of Your Life   (2:31)   choices


~The Beatles:  Yesterday,  feat. Eveningcall   (3:15)   polished


~Joanna Wang:  Times Of Your Life   (3:13)    memories, does the past one better


~Sam Hunt:  Take Your Time   (3:59)   country paladin steps up


~Billy Joel: The Longest Time   (4:04)   a capella


~Real McCoy:  One More Time   (4:01)   danceable


~Bob Dylan:  Times They Are a’Changing,  feat. Brandi Carlile   (4:36)   past anthem for the future


~The Rolling Stones:  The Last Time   (3:27)   in memorium: Charlie Watts – the last time


In times of conflict, war, poverty or religious fundamentalism, women and children are the first and most numerous victims. Women need all their courage today.
~Isabel Allende

It seemed as if, first in her own fire within the house, and then in the fiery haze without, she tried to discover what kind of woof Old Time, that greatest and longest-established Spinner of all, would weave from the threads he had already spun into a woman.
~Charles Dickens

I feel as if sometimes women can’t deal with what’s going on and they have no one around who actually understands.
~Diane Kruger

I blinked. Time passed… Blink, and an hour would elapse. Blink again, and a whole afternoon might go by. It was as though someone were slicing at my internal calendar with a pair of scissors, removing time.
~Abby Geni

I had a terrible time with feminists in the Seventies. They hated me, those women. I think they hated everything.
~David Bailey

It is high time to compel man by the might of right to give woman her political, legal and social rights. She will find her own sphere in accordance with her capacities, powers and tastes; and yet she will be woman still.
~Ernestine Rose


Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
~Henry Van Dyke

Timeless is the creature who is wise.
And timeless is the prisoner in disguise.
~Stevie Nicks

Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees. Times can break your heart, have you begging please…Beyond the door, there’s peace I’m sure. And I know there’ll be no more tears in heaven.
~Eric Clapton

A record is a message, timeless.
~Ziggy Marley


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~H Jackson Brown, Jr

From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them.

Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, When you fall, you fly.
~Neil Gaiman




Here’s to the Clock!
Whose hands, we pray heaven,
When we come home at three,
Have stopped at eleven!
~Oliver Herford

And anyhow a clock is only something that you compare with your watch and find the clock is several minutes wrong.
~Ogden Nash

And there is nothing more surly
Than a watchless man who doesn’t know
whether he is late or early…
~Ogden Nash

Probably the worst time in a person’s life is when they have to kill a family member because they are the devil. But otherwise it’s been a pretty good day.
~Emo Philips

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
~Phyllis Diller

The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron.
~Phyllis Diller

There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them.
~Casey Stengel

In life, one is entitled to a side dish of either coleslaw or potato salad, and the choice must be made in terror, with the knowledge that not only is our time on earth limited, but most kitchens close at ten.
~Woody Allen

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana
~Groucho Marx

The last time I saw him he was walking down lover’s lane holding his own hand.
~Fred Allen

Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed.
~Phyllis Diller

The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.
~Demetri Martin

The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.
~Joan Rivers

The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
~Fred Allen

The lesson of Good Friday is to never lose hope — or at least give it 48 hours.
~Robert Brault

Time is a figure eight, at its center the city of Déjà vu.
~Robert Brault


There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there’d be something I’d miss that was funny in the future. If there’s a chance I’m going to laugh tomorrow then I want to live to experience that.
~Dave Navarro

Sometimes in the most tragic situation, something just profoundly funny happens.
~David Hyde Pierce

Time takes away the grief of men.
~Desiderius Erasmus

Even when there are times that we’re not happy, happiness will creep in.
~Dyan Cannon



© Silvia Trujillo


Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.
~Charles Richards

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
~Bruce Lee

A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.
~Charles Darwin

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.
~Thomas Jefferson


We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
~Nelson Mandela

The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
~Andy Warhol


Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
~Henry Ford

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
~Leonardo da Vinci


The clock ticked on with that judicial intonation characteristic of time-pieces that measure sacred time and wasted opportunities.
~Edward Bellamy

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
~Philip Stanhope

The time I kill is killing me.
~Mason Cooley


If you let slip time, like a neglected rose it withers on the stalk with languished head.
~John Milton

The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.
~Antonio Porchia

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


I am one of those lazy-butt loners who can poke my way through a day and never feel a second has been wasted.
~Tom Hanks

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
~J M Barrie

Time is the only one of life’s resources that when it’s all spent, you wish you had spent more of it foolishly.
~Robert Brault

And the old church tower, so close at hand,
Holds a clanging and busy bell
That warns my heedless ears of the hours,
—But it says that I waste ’em well.
~Jean Wright

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
~Marthe Troly-Curtin


Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.
~Jean De La Bruyere

People who would never trespass on your property will trespass on your time, as if your time were not your property.
~Robert Brault

He who robs you of your time steals your greatest treasure.
~James Lendall Basford

Shun such as lounge through afternoons and eves,
And on thy dial write “Beware of thieves!”
Felon of minutes, never taught to feel
The worth of treasures which thy fingers steal,
Pick my left pocket of its silver dime,
But spare the right, — it holds my golden time!
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
~Carl Sandburg

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
~Steve Jobs

Time is a game played beautifully by children.
~Heraclitus of Ephesus

~ ~

@Writers Platform

You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.
~Carl Friedrich Gauss

If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out.
~Stephen King

A book no more contains reality than a clock contains time. A book may measure so-called reality as a clock measures so-called time; a book may create an illusion of reality as a clock creates an illusion of time; a book may be real, just as a clock is real (both more real, perhaps, than those ideas to which they allude); but let’s not kid ourselves – all a clock contains is wheels and springs and all a book contains is sentences.
~Tom Robbins


Wonderful, unfinished volume,
Leaves on leaves of manuscript,
Written on forever, ever,
With a pen in ages dipped!…
~Sara L Vickers Oberholtzer

The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.
~Holbrook Jackson

How we educate the mind will change with the times; how we cultivate the heart is and will remain timeless.
~Basil Moreau


Time extracts various values from a painter’s work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
~Henri Matisse

The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.
~Anne Geddes


As time goes by, I realize that I do trust the wind. And I often write my songs for myself.
~David Friedman

Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.
~Miles Davis


Sometimes movie-making happens like clockwork; other times, like a car accident.
~Eric Roberts

There’s too much down time making movies. That leads to boredom. And that leads to trouble.
~Jeremy Renner


Glass Table @Wordgrove:


A Dream You Dream

Into my thoughts you move
Silently as you go
Tickling and teasing softly
Moving me so
Finding secrets hidden there
Even I did not see
Bringing out wings that spread
Showing mine to me
Soaring with me oh so high
Joys written on my face
Am I just a dream you dream
Pixels that dance in space


There are several divisions of the day and night. I will commence with the media nox (mid-night) as it is the starting point of the civil year amongst the Romans. The time which approaches it nearest is media nocte (past mid-night); then comes gallicinium (cock’s-crow); then the conticinium (moment of silence) the time that the cock ceases to crow; then the moment called ante lucem and diluculum (the break of day) when it is already day, without the sun having risen; then the second diluculum called mané (the morning when the sun commences to appear); then ad meridiem (which precedes mid-day); then the meridies, or the middle of the day; then succeeds the time called de meridie (afternoon); then suprema (close of the last moment of the day); vespera (evening) which immediately precedes the rising of the star called vesperium or hesperon; then comes crepusculum (twilight), which is perhaps called so because uncertain things are called crepercœ, and it is difficult to say whether this moment belongs to the day or to the night; then comes the moment which we call luminibus accensis (the illuminated lights) and which the ancients called prima face (the first flambeau); then concubium (time to retire); then the intempesta (inopportune time to work); and then the moment called ad mediam noctem (which is near to midnight), after which the media nox returns.
~Censorinus, De Die Natale (The Natal Day)

“To get a conception of this change you must analyze definitely what time is. We measure and mark it by years, months, and so forth, down to minutes and seconds, all based upon the movements of our earth around its sun. But that is the measurement of time, not time itself. How would you describe time?”
The Big Business Man smiled. “Time,” he said, “is what keeps everything from happening at once.”
“Very clever,” laughed the Chemist…. “But there is no question that to some much smaller degree we all of us differ one from the other. The difference, however, is so comparatively slight, that we can each one reconcile it to the standard measurement of time. And so, outwardly, time is the same for all of us. But inwardly, why, we none of us conceive a minute or an hour to be the same! How do you know how long a minute is to me? More than that, time is not constant even in the same individual. How many hours are shorter to you than others? How many days have been almost interminable? No, instead of being constant, there is nothing more inconstant than time.”
~Raymond King Cummings

“Remember what I told you about time,” the skull said. “When I was alive, I believed — as you do — that time was at least as real and solid as myself, and probably more so. I said ‘one o’clock’ as though I could see it, and ‘Monday’ as though I could find it on the map; and I let myself be hurried along from minute to minute, day to day, year to year, as though I were actually moving from one place to another. Like everyone else, I lived in a house bricked up with seconds and minutes, weekends and New Year’s Days, and I never went outside until I died, because there was no other door.”
~Peter S Beagle


From The Grove:

~Christone @Wordgrove Library
Sponsoring:  backpacker

From the father.

“This road I wandered long ago
To gaze on rick and manger;
Here is the land I used to know,
And here am I – a stranger!”

• ~ † ~ •

From the son.

Who Remaineth?

Only stragglers and trash are left,
The crowds are gone,
In mad plunder for new pleasure.

But I will remain, and remain alone,
Perched high on the cliffs of forgotten memory,

And when once in solitude,
The shores will speak to me.
We both will wait, patiently.

~ † ~

I think it is deeper; a joyful solitude, one longed for and desired. I enjoyed it many times in my travels and years across many places in the world!

• ~ † ~ •

Good Morning!

The coffee-mug is warm in my hands, the surf loud enough to speak of paradise, the seagulls know it, but the cliffs remain in blissful silence.

Where are you, my dove?

The grass is cool in the early morning mist beneath my feet, but my soul yearns and the horizon may yet deliver.

I will watch and wait, for you.


Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
~Dale Carnegie

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time
~Mason Cooley

I seemed to have lived a long time since that day.
~Richard Hengist Horne

You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
~Charles F Kettering

An ounce of to-morrow is worth a pound of yesterday.
~Poor Richard Junior’s Philosophy

Old Time, in whose bank we deposit our notes,
Is a miser who always wants guineas for groats;
He keeps all his customers still in arrears
By lending them minutes and charging them years.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!…. his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes.
~Charles Dickens

“Old times” never come back and I suppose it’s just as well. What comes back is a new morning every day in the year, and that’s better.
~George Edward Woodberry


Prewritten Prompt:   time


Sometimes I wish that there were a way to let people know that just because I live in a world without rules, and in a life that is lawless, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hurt so bad the morning after.
~Elizabeth Wurtzel

It is not time for mirth and laughter,
the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.
~George Ade


Human life is but a schoolday of eternity.
~James Lendall Basford

Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.
~Delmore Schwartz

Time…a substance of some sort which existence burned up like a fire.
~Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

Nobody has time to keep trying on a load of things in the morning like a teenager.
~Claudia Schiffer

I think there’s a time in your life where you don’t feel like you fit in. I think everyone has that when you’re a teenager, especially, and especially in the society we live in.
~Matthew Vaughn

As I’ve said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager.
~Joe Bob Briggs


Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who’s sorry for a gnat or girl?
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

But it seemed to Lucy, in her waking womanhood, that there were other secrets hidden in Greymire; secrets that belonged to her alone, and would some day whisper their message to her heart.
~Florence Bone


Time is a seed, a sprout, a bud,
A bloom, a flower, a wilting rose,
Decay, disappearance, — a seed.
~Terri Guillemets

God, planting Eden,
Dropped a seed
Within Time’s neighbor plot
That grew to be
This hour?
~Mary Carolyn Davies


The passing years are like a mist sweeping up from the sea of time so that my memories acquire new aspects.
~W Somerset Maugham

Time was large and wide as the sky, one part slipping into the next, unbroken as the flowing of water. She would not like it shattered so.
~Cid Ricketts Sumner

Time, the Heraclitean river — so painfully real to the heart, so unseizable for the brain.
~Percival Arland Ussher

Time is making fools of us again.
~J K Rowling

For the longest time, you just sound like a broken record, but you have to be consistent when teaching kids.
~Heidi Klum




having slept
time well spent
to wake feeling rested
cheated too
sleep’s a thief
when time grows short
when the new moon night
bled of Luna’s light
shed of milk-white
reminds of nightness
when the endless comes
too soon



time and experience
history’s graduate
too many sons lost
but not their lesson
it’s not so much
a diminished empire
striding the stage
than a wisdom emerging
a matured and stately
a change of focus
to survive



There was a time
time was a shadow
of no more substance
than a callow youth
An unfledged arrow
a distant target
a sundial watch
an approximate truth
The hands of time
that mold a student
graduate at death
a master sleuth


Dual Doggerels Dueling

Untamed, a Timeline

The timeline from meeting you to needing you
From a bleeding you to a healing you
From greeting you to completing you
The pleading you to a deceiving you
The misleading you now the cheating you
The cleaving you to a receding you
From believing you to not heeding you
From misreading to deleting you
From grieving to succeeding you
Exit the speeding you, so not impeding you
Let you stampede in another’s corral



Metered motion of the hands, please
Measured true and tuned precisely
Watch the time please, see it increase
Match time remaining on the decrease
One request ere one’s fated decease
Lord, grant me one decent rhyme piece


5s & 7s

riding the timeclock
taking up space on the page
standard maneuvers
players get the standard raise
saving hemlock for the sage


rancid oil of time
late tomatoes gone to rot
ordained entropy


the wrong and the wronged
two narratives to believe
patina of time


tombs of the unknown
lasting flames, names etched in stone
times all died alone

~ ~

Last quotes:
It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.
~J K Rowling

Time’s pace is always either too fast or too slow to please us.
~Charles Searle

Time is like the wind, it lifts the light and leaves the heavy.
~Doménico Cieri Estrada


Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It’s passing, yet I’m the one who is doing all the moving. I’m not the station, I’m not the stop; I’m the train. I’m the train.
~Martin Amis

Time kept passing without my consent.
~Abby Geni

The present: a point so intangible that, even as we name it, it unnames itself.
~Charles Searle


Because Father said clocks slay time. He said time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
~William Faulkner

And once again the flying seconds multiplied themselves endlessly.
~Bram Stoker


Time always seems long to the child who is waiting – for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.
~Dag Hammarskjold

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.


Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new… but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design?

Time is a storm in which we are all lost.
~William Carlos Williams


She was forever saving time, like bits of string.
~Helen Hudson

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it, no small deduction from the little life of man.
~Charles Caleb Colton

And man watches his ingenious clock and his makeshift calendar and ticks off the days, wondering where time goes. Cherishing life, metering it out for himself in bits and pieces, hoping thus to control it.
~Hal Borland


Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.
~William Shakespeare

Among life’s regrets is all the time wasted being early for everything.
~Robert Brault

Punctuality is the thief of time.
~Oscar Wilde


You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
~Charles Buxton

You may delay, but time will not.
~Benjamin Franklin

Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.
~Art Buchwald


The world was made, not in time, but simultaneously with time. There was no time before the world.
~Augustine of Hippo

Once you understand that the false needs time and what needs time is false, you are nearer the Reality, which is timeless, ever in the NOW.
~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition.
~Rod Serling


Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.
~Frederick Buechner

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
~Garrison Keillor


I must have justice, or I will destroy myself. And not justice in some remote and infinite time and space, but here on Earth…I want to see with my own eyes the lamb lie down with the lion and the victim rise up and embrace his murderer. I want to be there when everyone suddenly understands what it has all been about. All the religions of the world are built on this longing, and I am a believer.
~Fyodor Dostoevsky

Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.
~Walt Disney

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