Particular Moments

More Stars than There are

Tag: courage

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“A heart does not break; it goes on beating.” 

—Dr. Joe Gallenberger.

reasons to live one more, the next, and another day

“If I can stop one heart from breaking”

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one Life the Aching,
Or cool one in Pain,

Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again,
I shall not live in Vain.

—Emily Dickinson.


the best convictions are those that seek to benefit the self the least—they also the ones that shine the strongest in life’s most extraordinary circumstances.

Youth as A State of Mind.

“Only by taking yearning to its mortal limit can youth be wholly known.”


Do We All, and Always, Run and Hide?

There is no Pill
Or Beverage

That can fix

One can run,
Into the open,
Escape the slaving dungeon,

But darkness
Follows, and condenses
Wherever He should

Lay to Rest—

One can forever
Only to realize

A Life’s Time
Is not enough
To hide.

So Young one,
You and your
Unspent Beauty,

Take to the Strenuous strides;

Learn to work
In darkness,
But resting in Light.

A Gleam at Midnight

” Love has made you Weak!”


 “No, Love made me Strong.”

As Salmons Strive Upstream

“Dark is a way and light is a place,

Heaven that never was

Nor will be ever is always true.”

Dylan Thomas. 


“Misery is wasted on the miserable.”

—Dr. Bigelow.