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Truth Never Dies   Leave a comment

Katie's Painting - 99 framedGuest Artist, Katie Turner Bailey

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Truth never dies. The ages come and go.
    The mountains wear away, the stars retire.
Destruction lays earth’s mighty cities low;
    And empires, states and dynasties expire;
But caught and handed onward by the wise,
    Truth never dies.

Though unreceived and scoffed at through the years,
    Though made the butt of ridicule and jest,
Though held aloft for mockery and jeers,
    Denied by those of transient power possessed,
Insulted by the insolence of lies,
    Truth never dies.

It answers not. It does not take offense,
    But with a mighty silence bides its time.
As some great cliff that braves the elements
    And lifts through all the storms its head sublime,
It ever stands, uplifted by the wise,
    And never dies.

As rests the Sphinx amid Egyptian sands;
    As looms on high the snowy peak and crest;
As firm and patient as Gibraltar stands,
    So truth, unwearied, waits the era blest
When men shall turn to it with great surprise.
    Truth never dies.

— Anonymous

Peace of Mind   Leave a comment

Motorcycle Sunset (1 of 1)-2 blog zenSunset image on the back of Mat Bailey’s motorcycle by Katie Turner Bailey, computer art rendering by kenne

“Peace of mind produces right values,

right values produce right thoughts.

Right thoughts produce right actions

and right actions produce work

which will be a material reflection

for others to see of the serenity

at the center of it all.”

— from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

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