Monday, May 12, 2014

monday motivation

While grilling out with the family to celebrate Mother's Day this weekend, my mom turned me on to a new author and critic whose work I've yet to really dive into:  the Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard. I find myself extremely intrigued and amused by all the scattered pieces I'm compiling about his life and his work.

The full quote from the graphic above, from his book Either/Or: A Fragment of Life, is as follows:
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!

The possibilities for this week are endless. To wrap up this week's jolt of inspiration, I find it fitting to share another quote from this book by Kierkegaard:
My time I divide as follows: the one half I sleep; the other half I dream. I never dream when I sleep; that would be a shame, because to sleep is the height of genius.

May we dream out loud and rest well.

Here's to a great week!


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