Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tranquillity


Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, at the seashore, and in the mountains; and you tend to desire such things very much. But this is a characteristic of the most common sort of men, for it is in your power whenever you will to choose to retreat into yourself. For nowhere either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a man retreat than into his own soul, particularly when he has within him such thoughts that by looking into them he is immediately perfectly tranquil; and I affirm that tranquillity is nothing other than the proper ordering of the mind.

6 comments:

Abby Sue said...

WOW!! an awesome job!! impressed!!

Joycee said...

Thank you so much for the kind comments at my blog http://grannymountain.blogspot.com
My Aunt was a tremendous influence on my life. I love the poetry and observations at your three blogs. You remind me of my daughter Amy who is very introspective in her writing. Come again to grannymountain!
joy c.

goatman said...

I never could seek solace elsewhere. If it was not within myself at the moment, I had but to wait for it to appear at a distant time.
The painting reminds of the old paint-by-number renderings which had a distinct look to them since it was impossible to really blend the colors into each other.
Happy Springtime

Aunt Jackie said...

Love the artwork, and as always the words... still around, playing catch up!! hugs-- AJ

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