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  • marvin shared from Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats (Modern Library Classics) by John Keats
    And as, in sparkling majesty, a star    Gilds the bright summit of some gloomy cloud: Brightening the half-veil’d face of heaven afar:    So, when dark thoughts my boding spirit shroud, Sweet Hope! celestial influence round me shed, Waving thy silver pinions o’er my
    Note: hope is transformative
  • marvin shared from Work: How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day by Thich Nhat Hanh
    The future is made of only one substance, and that is the present moment. If you take good care of the present, there is no need to worry about the future. By taking care of the present you are doing everything you can to assure a good future. We should live the present moment in such a way that peace and joy are possible in the here and the now—that love and understanding are possible. That is the best thing we can do for the future.
    Note: This very moment is the seed of all of our tomorrows. Use it wisely.
  • marvin shared from
    "The men are all sitting in cafes. The women do all the work, in the fields, as well as the home, earning money, making bread, providing for and taking care of the whole family," she says. "At least now we've got freedom of speech. Who says poor rural women aren't interested and won't vote? We're mobilised. We've been oppressed for too long."