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Quote of the Week – Hirayama on Hiroshima

June 11th, 2008 · 14 Comments · Quote of the Week

Words of Ikuo Hirayama, 81 year old survivor of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima: “I believe that art can overcome hardships. I believe that flowers can blossom from anguish and inhumanity.” Referring to the peace flame, pictured above, that will remain lit until the world no longer has nuclear weapons, Hirayama said: "I saw the […]

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Quote of the Week – Take it with Philosophy

May 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Quote of the Week – Take it with Philosophy · Quote of the Week

This week I am posting a quote from Secrets of Sant’Angelo, a novel by Jeff Shapiro. “Prendila con filosofia” is Italian that translates into English as “Take it with philosophy” . Secrets of Sant’Angelo opens with an explanation of this philosophy: “philosophy meaning patience, perspective, a pinch of humor…..philosophy takes the edge off everyday mishaps: […]

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Quote of the Week – Perception

April 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Philisophy, Quote of the Week

I’m currently reading A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club, Selection 61) by Eckhart Tolle and it’s a very good read. I’m finding the book interesting on many different levels and thought that I would share this quote with you: “Most people are only peripherally aware of the world that surrounds […]

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Quote of the Week – Colette

April 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on Quote of the Week – Colette · Quote of the Week

Yesterday when I was rummaging around in an old notebook that I keep in my handbag I ran across a snippet of newspaper that held the following quote from Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette: “What a wonderful life I’ve had – I only wish I had realized it sooner” I believe this little bit of newsprint was taken […]

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Quote of the Week – Mist

March 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Quote of the Week – Mist · Art and Culture, Quote of the Week

This weeks quote evokes a feeling of tranquility and mystery that I have been experiencing lately and is very appropriate given the misty/hazy mornings that we have been having in Tokyo. This morning I awoke and stepped outside only to be reminded of camping trips where you wake up in the morning and step outside […]

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Quote of the Week – Knowledge via Travel

March 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Quote of the Week – Knowledge via Travel · Quote of the Week

This weeks quote is from The Commoner: A Novel by John Burnham Schwartz that is loosely based on the experiences of the current empress of Japan as the first commoner to marry into the Japanese royal family.  The book is a bit of a page turner and there are a lot of things mentioned in […]

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Quote of the Week – Are you a Watcher?

February 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Quote of the Week

This weekend I had the privilege of seeing Barefoot in the Park, a play by Neil Simon, at the Diamond Head Theater in Honolulu. Here is a line spoken by the Corie Bratter character in the play to her husband: …There are watchers in this world,and there are doers. And the watchers sit around watching […]

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Quote of the Week – Feelings

February 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Quote of the Week – Feelings · Quote of the Week

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were overwhelmed or numb? Our emotions can sneak up on us and can live on well after the event that inspired them. …It was hard to feel the right emotions at the right time. They didn’t come at all when you set a place for […]

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Quote of the Week – As Far As I Could

February 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Quote of the Week – As Far As I Could · Quote of the Week

This week’s quote is from my Mom and is in honor of my beloved Grandmother who passed away this weekend at the age of 91: “I took her as far as I could….” It’s a simple line really but it says so much about my Mom and the dedication that she showed to my Grandmother […]

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Quote of the Week – On Travel

January 27th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Philisophy, Quote of the Week

I just shipped my hubby off to Japan and now I am looking forward to joining him in a month. Over the last few weeks I have been pondering how to get the most out of the experience of living in Japan and I came across this quote from QuoteGrarden: “If you reject the food, […]

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