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Quote - "So hope for a great sea-change On the far side of revenge"

Seamus Heaney On Suffering, Self-healing, and Hope for a Great Sea Change

 

 

To mark Joe Biden's President-elect status, RTE put together a piece on his shistory and voiced by him reading an excerpt from the Seamus Heaney poem “The Cure at Troy” written in 1991 - his version of Sophocles’ Philoctetes written in the fifth century BC. 

As though Heaney wrote it for this exact time as we navigate a mighty sea-change.

Human beings suffer,
They torture one another,
They get hurt and get hard.
No poem or play or song
Can fully right a wrong
Inflicted and endured.

History says, don’t hope
On this side of the grave.
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up,
And hope and history rhyme.

So hope for a great sea-change
On the far side of revenge.
Believe that a farther shore
Is reachable from here.
Believe in miracles
And cures and healing wells.

Quote - "My mission is to seek beauty, find humour, and bring joy"

“My mission is to seek beauty, find humour, and bring joy.”

As I spoke that aloud, I woke up.

It was as if a huge stone had rolled off my chest.

I had a mission statement!

Who knew, now that my hair’s turned white, to finally have a mission statement?  Let alone such a mission!

So simple, so delightful to fulfill. One that is not transactional; that does not include commodification. 

Your sea change has stimulated a sea change in me.

“Whither leads the voyage?

Quote - Today Is The Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday, And All Is Well

Today is the Tomorrow you Worried about Yesterday and All is Well
- attributed to Dale Carnegie

 

Seen on a wooden plaque repaired on BBC The Repair Shop

BBC iPlayer - The Repair Shop - 60-Minute Versions: Episode 19

Wood wizard Will Kirk repairs a hand-carved wooden plaque, the remarkable work of Carol Bolton’s father, in 1937 when he was just 12 years old

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0007znp/the-repair-shop-60minute-versions-episode-19

Amazing pumpkins for RNLI

The best pumpkin lifeboat? -

She’s the best pumpkin lifeboat in the fleet #17-36

Inspiring Cornish Women

Via http://dreadnoughtsouthwest.org.uk/oxygen-cast-and-tickets/

And fifteen women become tens of thousands of people. It is July 26th, 1913. Hyde Park. And the South West women are there. Sharing the same oxygen.

 

 


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