…of ‘brexits’, ‘trade partnerships’ & ‘quakes’…


..”Lack of Brexit plan will drive Scots to another independence referendum”…”Trump says US will quit Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day in office”…”Fear, then relief after powerful quake rocks Japan”…

All in a day’s headlines that seem to sing—unsettling, unsettled, what a restless world.

‘Tis the great art of life to manage well
The restless mind.
~John Armstrong (1709–1779), The Art of Preserving Health, 1744  [Armstrong, a physician, was known as “The Poet of Health.” 

Nothing but a devouring flame of thought—
But a naked, eternally restless mind!
~Matthew Arnold (1822–1888), “Empedocles on Etna”

The mind is the most capricious of insects — flitting, fluttering. ~Virginia Woolf

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. ~Sigmund Freud

Webs of strange patterns we weave (each owns)
From colour and soul; and like unto these,
Soul has its tones and semitones,
Mind has its major and minor keys.
~Amy Levy, “In a Minor Key (An Echo from a Larger Lyre),” c.1884

Cheers to a Terrific Tuesday!





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