Sunday Dinner: Fragile


“if only these treasures

were not so fragile

as they are precious and beautiful.”


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



“What they all knew was this:

Life was fragile.”


Kaya McLaren



“The world is changeable,

and its ability to change is so fragile

that a single person

can be responsible for it.”


A.J. Darkholme



“The air was swollen with music,

shouting, and something I could not quite place-

a feeling of happiness,

but happiness with an edge,

a sense of joy

that was all the more meaningful

because it was so fleeting.”


Chelsey Philpot



“Human spirit

is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future

with curiosity and optimism.

It is the belief that problems can be solved,

differences resolved.

It is a type of confidence.

And it is fragile.

It can be blackened by fear, and superstition.”


Bernard Beckett



“I discovered in nature

the non utilitarian delights that I sought in art.

Both were a form of magic,

both were a game of intricate enchantment

and deception.”


Vladimir Nabokov



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2019



“The rest is just wishes and hope,

the most fragile of things.”

Sabaa Tahir


About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

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