Many of the anxieties that harass you are superfluous: being but creatures of your own fancy, you can rid yourself of them and expand into an ampler region, letting your thought sweep over the entire universe, contemplating the illimitable tracts of eternity, marking the swiftness of change in each created thing, and contrasting the brief span between birth and dissolution with the endless aeons that precede the one and the infinity that follows the other.
The point in the end is love.
Not who is loving or who is being loved.
Love is everything.
The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”
I love Latin (and Greek)
Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
Odysseus and Athena (on the right). Odysseus is assured by the goddess Athena that he is now in Ithaca. He wears a cloak and carries a spear. Athena wear the goatskin fetish (aegis), which has a gorgon’s head in the middle. She points to the ground as if to say, “This is Ithaca.”
First of all, lay aside all prejudices – shelters have great dogs, of all types. They even have purebreeds if that’s what you prefer. The mixed breeds you will see are often mainly defined as a particular breed – despite the dachunds with long legs you’ll come across – so it’s possible to generalise a little about the dogs you will see. Remember also that mixed breeds often lack the genetic…
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Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.
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