…of ‘returns’ & departures…

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…”Gun salutes to mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s 94th birthday as he celebrates the day privately”…”Report says closing some Vancouver schools will save school board millions of dollars”…”Partial Skytrain shutdown again causes havoc for some commuters”…

As controversies swirl & repeated issues return, a breath of fresh air can sing best wishes-many happy returns to HRH Prince Philip as he celebrates his 94th year!

Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.
Paul de Man

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Pablo Picasso

The most amazing thing to me about the sea is the tide. A harbour like St. Ives is totally transformed in a very short space of time by the arrival or departure of the sea.
John Dyer

Let me but live my life from year to year,
With forward face and unreluctant soul;
Not hurrying to, nor turning from the goal;
Not mourning for the things that disappear
In the dim past, nor holding back in fear
From what the future veils; but with a whole
And happy heart, that pays its toll
To Youth and Age, and travels on with cheer.

So let the way wind up the hill or down,
O’er rough or smooth, the journey will be joy:
Still seeking what I sought when but a boy,
New friendship, high adventure, and a crown,
My heart will keep the courage of the quest,
And hope the road’s last turn will be the best.

-Henry Van Dyke

Cheers to a wonderful Wednesday that sings—adventure!!!

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