Getting my @ss off the couch!

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Getting my @ss off the couch!

Post by Harlen » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:51 am

I read Kahil Gibran long ago, but this continues to inspire me to get out and do things:


.... And tell me, people of OrphaIese, what have you in these houses? And what is it you guard with fastened doors?
Have you peace, the quiet urge that reveals your power?
Have you remembrances, the glimmering arches that span the summits of the mind?
Have you beauty, that leads the heart from things fashioned of wood and stone to the holy mountain?
Tell me, have you these in your houses?
Or have you only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host and then a master?

Kahil Gibran.








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Post by Vaca Russ » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:18 pm

Harlen wrote:...Or have you only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host and then a master?

[/i]Kahil Gibran.
Excellent Quote! I hijacked part of it to be my new signature!

Thanks,

-Russ
"...Or have you only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host and then a master?"

Kahil Gibran.

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Post by Shawn » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:02 am

Wow Harlen. Such amazing words, thanks so much for posting them. Seems I'll be borrowing them too.

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Post by giantbrookie » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:35 am

I don't know how I could have forgotten how beautiful Gibran's writing is. Timeless. I will need to go to my shelf.
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Post by rlown » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:38 am

I like my couch, but I can't seem to find anyone to carry it up the hill to camp.. And the big flat screen.. And the generator.. And the dish..

It was a great quote, though..

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Post by oldhikerQ » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:04 am

Thanks for posting this Harlen. Food for thought.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

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Post by Harlen » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:13 pm

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost


Hello "Oldhiker,"

And that favorite of yours was well worth looking up again- Thank you.
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