Monday, May 14, 2012

Pioneer Spirit

Pioneer Spirit

I feel it strongly,
the way you love the layers
left behind, of spring
you have sought among
the rocks astride the old hills
with the changing face
of holy water
in its course.

Sunlit, you stand
in your laced up boots,
buckskin clad, at peace.

April 6, 2010 11:07 AM

"You normally have to be bashed about a bit by life to see the point of daffodils, sunsets and uneventful nice days."
- Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton, FRSL (born Zurich, 20 December 1969) is a Swiss writer, philosopher, television presenter and entrepreneur, resident in the United Kingdom. His books and television programs discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. At 23, he published Essays In Love (1993), which went on to sell two million copies. Other bestsellers include How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997), Status Anxiety (2004) and The Architecture Of Happiness (2006). In August 2008, he was a founding member of a new educational establishment in central London called The School of Life. In May 2009, he was a founding member of a new architectural organization called "Living Architecture". In October that year, de Botton was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, in recognition of his services to architecture. In 2011, de Botton was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL).

1 comment:

  1. Lot to be said for uneventful, nice days...


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