An open blue sky

“If you’re born in a cubicle and grow up in a corridor, and work in a cell, and vacation in a crowded sun-room, then coming up into the open with nothing but sky over you might just give you a nervous breakdown.”  —  Foundation (Foundation Novels) by Isaac Asimov

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Happiness is …

“Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desires for outward things.” The Art of Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skillby Ricard, MatthieuLoc 497-498 – Kindle Edition

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Mass of habits

All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits,— practical, emotional, and intellectual,— systematically organized for our weal or woe, and bearing us irresistibly toward our destiny, whatever the latter may be. –by William James (1892)

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Extraordinarily Unreasonable

“Being reasonable means living an average life. But I’d rather be extraordinarily unreasonable and content and happy. I’d rather live a meaningful, albeit unreasonable, life. Get unreasonable and everything’s possible” —A Day in the Life of a Minimalist by Joshua Fields Millburn

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The shadow on the moon

From the book “Ship: 5,000 Years of Maritime Adventure” by Brian Lavery

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Who wants the hurry of the city life?

Decorated doors in the old city of Funchal – Madeira Island (2013) A quote of the moment from a song I haven’t listened for a while because… who wants to hurry anyway? Who wants the worry, the hurry of city life. Money, nothing funny, wasting the best of our life. Sweet wine, hay making, sunshine […]

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