Sunday Dinner: In Passing

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“Sit here,
so I may write
you into a poem
and make you
eternal.”
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Kamand Kojouri

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“Everything passes.
Joy. Pain. The moment of triumph;
the sigh of despair.
Nothing lasts forever –
not even this.”
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Paul Stewart

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“The only way to make sense out of change
is to plunge into it, move with it,
and join the dance.”
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Alan Wilson Watts

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“No man ever steps in the same river twice,
for it’s not the same river
and he’s not the same man.”
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Heraclitus

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“We think of life as solid and are haunted
when time tells us it is a fluid.
Old Heraclitus couldn’t have stepped in the same river once,
let alone twice.”
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Jim Harrison

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“Being temporary doesn’t make something matter any less,
because the point isn’t for how long,
the point is that it happened.”
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Robyn Schneider

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“Nothing in the world is permanent,
and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last,
but surely we’re still more foolish
not to take delight in it
while we have it.”
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W. Somerset Maugham

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“Of what is the body made?
It is made of emptiness and rhythm.
At the ultimate heart of the body,
at the heart of the world,
there is no solidity…
there is only the dance.”
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George Leonard

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Photos by Woodland Gnome

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“The passage of time.
That is what is eternal, that is what has no end.
And it shows itself only in the effect it has on everything else,
so that everything else embodies,
in its own impermanence,
the one thing that never ends.”
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David Szalay

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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

7 responses to “Sunday Dinner: In Passing

  1. You got beautyberry too! I so got to get some of that someday!

    • Tony, If you traveled East, you’d be like a kid in a candy store! We have so many great plants to grow! Ours is the native Callicarpa americana. I’m headed to the west coast next week, and I always wish I could ship treasures I find at nurseries in Oregon back home. I do the next best thing, and buy things for my daughter to grow in her garden.

      • I was so flipped out in Oklahoma. There were so many plants that I could identify, but had never seen growing wild. There were many that I could not recognize too. I can not even imagine what grows farther east.

        • But we also share a good number of genera. I am always eyes open and in wonder when traveling in the West, visiting gardens and nurseries 🐝 Another great reason to travel!

          • While in Oklahoma, which I know is very different from farther east. I was amazed with the vastness of the contiguous ecosystems. The species encountered were the same everywhere. Oklahoma, including Western Oklahoma north of Texas, has fewer climate zones than Santa Clara County or Santa Cruz County. Most counties in California have more climate zones than several of the Midwestern states combined. I so want to go back for a while!

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