Inferno of Life

The inferno of the living
is not something that will be;
if there is one,
it is what is already here,
the inferno where we live every day,
that we form by being together.
There are two ways to escape suffering it.
The first is easy for many:
accept the inferno and become such
a part of it that you can no longer see it.
The second is risky and demands
constant vigilance and apprehension:
seek and learn to recognize who and what,
in the midst of inferno,
are not inferno,
then make them endure,
give them space.
~ Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Photo: A light for a lost soul by Vincent Bourilhon.500px

#inferno #livelife

Time Passes

Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose.
~ David Brainerd


The World will Not be Destroyed
by those who do Evil,
But by those who Watch them
Without Doing Anything.
~ Albert Einstein

Photo by Mecuro B Cotto
#evil #indifference #empathy #livelife

Up and Down

Life is up and down
from the time you get here
to the time you leave.
~ Luke Bryan

Alexey Menschikov
#life #upanddown #livelife

Run the Day

Either You Run the Day,
or the Day Runs You.
~ Jim Rohn

5 o’clock shadow by Don Douglas on 500px
#control #livelife #shadows #street #sunset