Tag Archives: optimism

light.

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hell’s kitchen at night, new york

“hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

-desmond tutu

 

 

 

 

new york, ny, usa – nonmember 2018

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upside down.

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we’ve all had those days.

‘when everything gets turned upside down,

it only leads to better quality stuff.’

-john krasinski

 

finish each day.

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“finish each day and be done with it.

you have done what you could.

some blunders and absurdities

no doubt crept in;

forget these as soon as you can. 

tomorrow is a new day.

you shall begin it serenely

and with too high a spirit

to be encumbered

with your old nonsense”

-ralph waldo emerson 

 

 

 

 

 july full moon – ann arbor summer

 

 

 

das boot.

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another unexpected mishap

once

while singing and dancing in my house

another time

while playing extreme family badminton

yet again

after lots and lots of walking and hiking

and

this time

while

running on the ice with the kinders

then 

limping to the doctor for a boot

it’s only a matter of time

and i’m sure that 

 i’ll find

a new happy and healthy activity

to challenge me 

but i’m going to

keep the boot this time.

“my optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.”

-henry rollins

here we go.

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50 years ago this week

we were in the midst of a detroit riot

we have come such a long way

 still have a way to go

but here we go.

“since its founding, detroit has been a place of perpetual flames. numerous times the city has suffered riots and each time the city has burned to the ground. the city’s flag acknowledges as much.

speramus meliora; resurget cineribus:

we hope for better things;

it shall rise from the ashes.”

― charlie leduff

detroit free press – 1967