Posted by: Tina M | 11 August , 2011

Needing to look to the past.

I’ll be the first to admit that it’s easy to get lost thinking about the future, or just sitting in the present- and forget that there is a rich history both individually as well as collectively that can inspire and invigorate.

I decided that a peek at the old journals was just what the doctor ordered. I was contemplating which time period I wanted to explore (I committed to journaling throughout my Antioch years-) and came immediately to my journal from my Women’s Studies trip to Europe that I was blessed to go on.

I am not a big traveller, especially internationally, I can go on and on about what’s problematic about the tourism industry- so I was happy to have an educational excuse to travel and see part of the world.

I’m not trying to derail from reading, I just picked it up 5 minutes ago-

But I was astonished how impactful the quotes I’d jotted in the inside cover of my battered brown and gold diary- and I felt like I needed to share them.

Life. Do not isolate just one verse of it,

Do not isolate just one phrase of it,

take it as a whole.

– Kostas Montis


The time is in us, and we are in time, it transforms us and we transform it.

-Vassil Levski

We breath also to understand. Temporary issues belong to our era, permanent ones to our nature. Answers beget questions. That makes our adventure a logical mystery, a smile of God, an invitation to crave for more.

-Oliver Friggieri

Because thinking is difficult, one judges rather!

-Sandor Marai

Dreams are for free and if it is only asking. . .

-Marina Mayoree

Treading their own path, entirely free, are they who are not restrained by fear of failure.

-Sylvi Kekkonen

A state can only be born once, but liberty must be reborn every day

– Lennart Meri

The loss of memory by a nation is also the loss of its concience.

– Zbigniew Herbert

And embarrassingly enough, a quote from Alien Resurrection-

Call: What happens now?

Ripley: I don’t know, I’m a stranger here myself. . .


I always have had a thing for Sigourney Weaver 


Yay, I’m excited to relearn about myself.

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