August 31, 2019

Labour Day and summer is over my dear!

It is the end of summer and a long weekend. At one time I rather dreaded long weekends - so easy to imagine everyone but me out there having fun. Now I am not so sure. Over half of us live alone and many in my apartment building live alone which doesn't make for happy long weekends. 
Now I look at these 3 days as a great uninterrupted time to catch up on all my chores. The world has come to a stop. So today I have made a great long list of all the things I may or may not do in the next few months. Cleaning up my computer notes I see I have copied this from  somewhere ..... you might like it.... 

Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) British poet and cultural critic.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure if you know how to use it. The gradually declining years are among the sweetest in a man's life, and I maintain that, even when they have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasure still.
Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

 Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
Pythagoras (BC 582-BC 507) Greek philosopher and mathematician.

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