Play before you get good, because by the time you get good, you’re too old to play. – Joey Ramone
I didn’t go out and seek love….Rumi says we don’t need to hunt for love outside ourselves. All we need to do is to eliminate the barriers inside that keep us away from love. – Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love
Read my latest blog post Of Love and The Imagination: https://ofopinions.com/2017/06/23/of-love-and-the-imagination/
Today is World Music Day and International Yoga Day. Now, I don’t know if you’re up for yoga, so I thought we’d do some bhangra – Punjabi social dancing – today to combine music and movement. This track is from the Hindi film Kal Ho Naa Ho, and reworks Roy Orbison’s classic into an irresistible dance number.
I’d love to know how Dad saw me when I was 6. I’d love to know a hundred things. When a parent dies, a filing cabinet full of all the fascinating stuff also ceases to exist. Continue reading “Of Fathers”
the cake of love,
Three slices to some,
To others, a crumb.
I’ve been eating a lot of the above this week. I’ve been thinking a fair bit about the above too.
Read my latest post Of The Comfort of Strangers: http://wp.me/p3KqvA-2xc
One of life’s fundamental truths states, ‘Ask and you shall receive.’ As kids we get used to asking for things, but somehow we lose this ability in adulthood. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of criticism or rejection. – Jack Canfield
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. – Confucius Continue reading “Of Searching”
It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me. – Stephen Fry
It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win. Even though you can’t expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make that attempt. That’s morality, that’s religion. That’s art. That’s life. – Phil Ochs