Sunday, October 4, 2015

Quote for the Day

"This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body."
~Walt Whitman


David said...

Cherie, wow that has to be the longest sentence that I've ever seen. I had to stop and ponder the contents at each comma. It's packed with lots of good stuff. After the third time reading through I grasped the concepts presented.

Happy birthday as well. May your just past birthday have generated many good memories for future smiles.

Have a great day with your animals.

Cherie said...

David, haha! I didn't realize it was one sentence. I love Walt Whitman. And thanks for the B-day wishes!