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Afternoon Imaginings



Those who are happy speak less. They do not have time to brag or explain as they have so much to enjoy.


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Speak softly, care gently, live in secret.

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"It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Words that come on dove's feet change the world" (F. Nietzsche).




Solitude is a cup of coffee in the morning, an afternoon nap, a nightcap, and an evening prayer.

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Younger people need affirmation to know that they are really happy. Older people hide the sources of their happiness. They wear masks.

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Rarely do we speak about those who are closest to us. They are kept safe in the deepest recesses of one's heart.

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I know of no greater happiness than a meal with family, a good laugh with friends, and a lover's embrace.

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Work, in the end, is just work. Living, on the contrary, has no end.

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You cannot refuse what you cannot have.

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To suffer is to receive a gift of strength that can only manifest itself after suffering's end.

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Be thankful for your past ordeals. Not because they have strengthened you--to the contrary, it would weaken you--but because at least you know how things go already. When they present themselves again, you can go through them with a smile.

  



   

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