There is a Place:  Old Barns of Oklahoma
There is a place in all our memories, a place we moved away from long ago, but
never left behind.  It still sits quietly, patiently waiting...knowing that it is not
forgotten any more than it has forgotten.  Such places are for memory working
both ways - within the place, within the heart.   
-- Elizabeth Spencer
The finest qualities of our nature can be preserved only by
the most delicate handling.  Yet we do not treat each other
or ourselves this tenderly.  
-- Henry David Thoreau
The excursion is the same when you go looking for your
sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.  
-- Eudora Welty
Time and memory are true artists; they remold reality
til it's nearer to the heart's desire.  
-- John Dewey
Oh, I'm longing for places that were not cherished enough in that fleeting hour....
Now, how I wish to make good from afar...the forgotten gesture, the additional act.
-- Rainer Rilke
Impermanence is the very essence of joy - the drop of bitterness
that enables one to perceive the sweet.  
-- Myrtle Reed
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find,
Strength in what remains behind.
-- William Wordsworth
In the end, what saves a man is to take a step.  And then another step.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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