Woman, 56, New Jersey, USA
go placidly amid the noise and haste
and remember what peace there may be in silence...
you are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
and whether it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should...
it is still a beautiful world.
be cheerful. strive to be happy.
depending on whom you ask, and possibly time of day, i have been described as:
kind, mellow, beautiful, scattered, generous, curious, classic, cultured, passionate, elegant, accepting, harried, peaceful, balanced, loving, open-minded, interpretive, eclectic, adaptive, lovely, tough, judgmental/non-judgmental (all in the perspective for that one) , firm, soft, smart, flexible, absent-minded, confident, never satisfied, dysnomic (one of my favorite words) tenacious, goal-oriented, possibly unfulfilled! and right now, absent-minded (wait, did i say that already??), and cognitively overloaded.
i am very patient (part of my job description!), though not of ignorance, racism, hatred, rudeness, or mean people.
a left-over hippie at heart...
live like thoreau...embrace peace...co-exist.
gotta try to love. it can make life so very sweet.
some of my favorite prose:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
You don't have to become something you are not to be better than you were. (Sidney Poitier)
As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life. (Buddha)
At the center of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. (Lao-tzu)