There are only two tragedies in life:
one is not getting what one wants,
and the other is getting it.
~ Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900)
Some see a dandelion gone to seed,
but my grandson sees a wish flower to be picked,
make a wish with eyes closed tight,
then blow the seeds in all directions for the wish to come true.
~ Deborah Porte
WORLD FOOD DAY
The goldenrod is yellow,
The corn is turning brown,
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.
~ Helen Hunt Jackson (October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885)
White Cane Safety Day
Marie Marguerite d’Youville. née Dufrost de Lajemerais. Born October 15, 1701 Varennes, Quebec. Died December 23, 1771. First Native Canadian to be elevated to Sainthood.
A woman is like a tea bag
– you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962)
NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
“Sculptural form is not the imitation of natural form
any more than poetry is the imitation of natural conversation . . .
While a piece of sculpture may contain visual forms with which we are acquainted by daily experience, it is essentially a design worked out by means of the juxtaposition of masses in space, just as poetry is a design wrought by the sounds of words in time.”
~ Elizabeth Wyn Wood (October 8, 1903 – January 27, 1966)
“Day of Atonement”
So the lover must struggle for words.
~ T. S. Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965)
Love Note Day
Write a short love note to anyone you love.
A small “I love you” note in your child’s lunch.
It’s not a slam at you when people are rude, it’s a slam at the people they’ve met before. F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)
National Punctuation Day
The true measure of a man
is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
~ Samuel Johnson (September 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784)
Respect Day – September 18
This shouldn’t be reserved for just one day.
Respect is something we should be doing everyday.
- Be Helpful
- Say Thank you
Everybody wants to go to Heaven,
but no one wants to die to get there!
~ B. B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)
Celebrate today by collecting, painting or studying rocks.
What the people are within, the buildings express without.
~ Louis Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924)
Celebration of buildings over 138′ tall.
The Beehive may not be a skyscraper, but the idea is the same. Several functional layers placed on top of each other into a single structure.
This is the merit and distinction of art:
to be more real than reality,
to be not nature but nature’s essence.
~ William Ernest Henley (August 23, 1849 – July 11, 1903)