"I want to be my own design" Clive Barker - Imajica

Friday, January 20, 2017

A quote a day for 2017 - XIX

“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” 
― Thomas Jefferson

A quote a day for 2017- XVIII

Today its not just a quote, it's song lyrics. Seems appropriate as we head into Inauguration Day. 

 

I must've dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But I can hear the marching feet
They're moving into the street.

Now did you read the news today
They say the danger's gone away
But I can see the fire's still alight
There burning into the night.

There's too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can't you see
This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

Ooh Superman where are you now
When everything's gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there's not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

I remember long ago -
Ooh when the sun was shining
Yes and the stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago -

I won't be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We're not just making promises
That we know, we'll never keep.

Too many men
There's too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can't you see
This is a land of confusion.

Now this is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.

This is the world we live in
And these are the names we're given
Stand up and let's start showing
Just where our lives are going to.

A quote a day for 2017 - Inauguration Day - XX

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.

Barack Obama 

Today is Inauguration Day. All I am saying about that is that I will greatly miss the Obama family and the style, grace, and respect that they brought to the White House over the last 8 years. I didn't agree with everything he did or said (I'd argue that it's impossible to have an elected official that you agree with 100% of the time) but he was the first president that I genuinely felt an sense of pride for. His sense of humor in light of all the pressures of his office, his obvious love for his family, his willingness to do what he felt was right even when it may not have been the best thing to do politically. Michele showed little girls everywhere that you can be smart, fierce, stunning, and badass. Again, not perfect, they are just people after all but I will miss them greatly. I will always appreciate what they did for their country. 

For real, thanks Obama. You will be missed in that office. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A quote a day for 2017 - XVII

“I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life. This ridiculous weakness is perhaps one of our more stupid melancholy propensities, for is there anything more stupid than to be eager to go on carrying a burden which one would gladly throw away, to loathe one’s very being and yet to hold it fast, to fondle the snake that devours us until it has eaten our hearts away?” 
― VoltaireCandide: or, Optimism

Monday, January 16, 2017

A quote a day for 2017, XVI

seemed appropriate given what is coming up in a couple of days....

In honor of a good man - Martin Luther King, Jr

He wasn't a perfect man but he was a great man, a brave man, a wise man. A man who genuinely cared about people and our place in the world. He fought against injustice and wasn't afraid to speak up when he saw injustice and worse, the inaction of other people. He's been one of my heroes since childhood. His strength, his eloquence, his willingness to stand up and fight for what is right. Equal rights for ALL people, regardless of color.We should all learn from his example. Now, in this time of strife and division, his message is still just as relevant as it was then.

 The world is a far better place for having had him in it.






Sunday, January 15, 2017

A quote a day for 2017, XV

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
― Voltaire