Mud and stardust

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Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I’m a bit short of sensible words at the moment, except to suggest you listen to A Girl Named Mo, with the band Fly My Pretties, sing Mud and Stardust. Music, poetry and, if you close your eyes, it may conjure up some exquisite mental pictures too.

Lucky is the moon that comes and goes
Many are the reckless who sell their souls
Faultless is the wind, heartless is the cold
Merciless, merciless give me something I can hold
When plenty are the doubts that cloud my mind
Countless are the chalices of lilac wide
Cruel is the taste so bitter to the tongue
Merciless, merciless, time is wasted on the young

Thanks to Debbie at Travel with Intent for this week’s quotation.

19 thoughts on “Mud and stardust

  1. That’s a fascinating perspective for your photos, Su, and I like the quote a lot, too, although the sensible words part is too often lacking these days at all levels. Thanks also for printing out the part of the song. I somehow rarely listen to or watch videos, although I do like music.

    janet

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  3. Oh! that’s a very lovely quote by Goethe (by the way, I attended the Goethe Grammar School which was funny because I actually prefered another German poet and writer Friedrich Schiller ๐Ÿ˜‰). And he was so right too! And what a beautiful photo – it fits the quote just perfectly!

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    • Thank you ๐Ÿ™ I think itโ€™s cool to name schools after literary giants (even when you prefer his friend) ๐Ÿ˜€ Ours are mostly named after the town or street they are in ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • That would be cool!! As fast as I know, we only have schools named after James Cook, Edmund Hilary, Ernest Rutherford and Jean Batten. Rutherford was the only โ€˜intellectualโ€™ and though Hilary did lots of philanthropic work in Nepal, Iโ€™m guessing he got the honour because of Everest.

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      • ๐Ÿ˜€
        I’ve read a biography about Hillary a few years ago – a great man to look up to in many ways, so I’d say it’s a good choice to call schools after him.

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