Each of us has an image of what we think we are or what we should be, and that image, that picture, entirely prevents us from seeing ourselves as we actually are.
Above its domes the gulfs accumulate.
Far up, the sea-gales blare their bitter screed:
But here the buried waters take no heed—
Deaf, and with welded lips pressed down by weight
Of the upper ocean. Dim, interminate,
In cities over-webbed with somber weed,
Where galleons crumble and the krakens breed,
The slow tide coils through sunken court and gate.
From out the ocean’s phosphor-starry dome,
A ghostly light is dubitably shed
On altars of a goddess garlanded
With blossoms of some weird and hueless vine;
And, wingéd, fleet, through skies beneath the foam,
Like silent birds the sea-things dart and shine.
Holidays & Days of Note October 13, 2014
* Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
* Indigenous People’s Day (Berkeley, California, Denver, Colorado, and growing number of cities)
* Fontinaia (Old Rome) Fontinaia was the Roman festival for the veneration of holy wells, springs & fountains.
* Columbus Tells a Lie Day. It was discovered that Columbus’ ships really landed on the 13th of October 1492, he was persuaded by Dutch sailor Piet de Stuini (or DeStynie) to change it to the 12th in the logs because he said that the number 13 might frighten sailors and future investors. The change was detected by an Italian study group called the Colombiani.
* Columbus Day ( Observed )
* International Skeptics Day
Marie Abrams Lawson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1894. She was educated at the Sweet Briar Institute in Virginia, and studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art. She wrote and illustrated four books for young people (Hail Columbia, Dragon John, The Sea is Blue, and Strange Sea Stories) and authored a volume for Random House’s Landmark Series of juvenile histories. Many of her stories are simple retellings of old legends or fanciful tales, and her illustrations have a gentle, two-dimensional quality. Her distinctive black and white decorations add grace and beauty to the five volume botanical series by Vernon Quinn.
" Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe….. the starry heaven above me and the Moral Law within me."