A human being…

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein

What I dread…

“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more…What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.”

― Maurice Sendak

What is an only goat?..

“Can you draw a picture on the blackboard when somebody doesn’t want you to?” asked the rooster promptly.

“Yes,” answered Kenny, “if you write them a very nice poem.”

“What is an only goat?”

“A lonely goat,” answered Kenny.

The rooster shut one eye and looked at Kenny.

“Can you hear a horse on the roof?” he asked.

“If you know how to listen in the night,” said Kenny.

“Can you fix a broken promise?”

“Yes,” said Kenny, “if it only looks broken, but really isn’t.”

The rooster drew his head back into his feathers and whispered, “What is a very narrow escape?”

“When somebody almost stops loving you,” Kenny whispered back.”

― Maurice Sendak