the present

29 July 2013 at 09:49 Leave a comment

“I had never done anything like this before. I was a reader and a good student, but I didn’t keep a commonplace book or anything like that. I didn’t have a journal. I wouldn’t even start keeping a more traditional writer’s notebook for another seven years. But I stuck this index card in the front pocket of my three-ring binder, and when I went to college the following year, I pinned it on the bulletin board over my desk, where it stayed all four years, fading in the sun.”

Jessica Francis Kane, on Marcus Aurelius, Book 8, #34.

“…remind yourself that it is not the future or what has passed that afflicts you, but always the present, and the power of this is much diminished if you take it in isolation and call your mind to task if it thinks that it cannot stand up to it when taken on its own.”

An interesting circumstance, an interesting quote, if it could help me deal with my impatiences it would love it dearly…


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the horror… Agreed

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I am a misanthrope. No one ever believes me, but this seems to prove my point.



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