Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
“An almond doesn’t lactate, I must confess.”
–FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, on cracking down on calling nondairy products like soy and almond drinks “milk.”
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
But in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like the night sky in the Greek poem, I see with a myriad eyes, but it is still I who see. Here, as in worship, in love, in moral action, and in knowing, I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do.
Sydney Nolan, “Bandit Country”
I live in my own little world. But its okay, they know me here.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
28 And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Summer officially began at 0507 (CDT) this morning (in the northern hemisphere).
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
–Johm Muir, “Father of National Parks”