from a "click and hope" photographer


“Books are the carriers of civilization.

Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled,

thought and speculation at a standstill.

They are engines of change, windows on the world,

lighthouses erected in the sea of time.”
~Barbara W. Tuchman~


Sheila said...

A good quote, well chosen to go with your light house.
Many indigenous North American people have an oral tradition, whereby their history and traditions are passed down the generations by word of mouth.
I has only been in recent times that these have been put down on paper, so that the rest of us can learn about them.
No one enjoys a good book more than me, but I thought you might find this interesting.

dot said...

Very true! I love books!

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche