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Wednesday Wisdom: Spring 2022

My compilation of quotes, poems, lyrics, and excerpts continues! Here's the lineup from March - May 2022.

Each season, I post the list of Wednesday Wisdom shout-outs into an article for my non-Instagram friends to enjoy.

Here we go! Which one is your favorite?

March 2, 2022

There’s still snow here in Minnesota but the sun is back and there have been days when enough has melted that I’ve spotted some grass poking up in the backyard. So. Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is looking onward into spring ✨

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”

~ Maya Angelou

“Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” ~ Camille Pissarro

Is there still snow where you live or is spring finally on the horizon?

March 9, 2022

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is a reminder to branch out from the authors you know to discover new ones in the same genre who are less know but no less lovely!

When I think about 19th century naturalists or literary geniuses focused on nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson has always been the obvious choice. But today I’m here to tell you there’s another! John Burroughs (yes, ignore the spelling in the journal—not sure what that mess was about…)

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”

~John Burroughs

This quote isn’t about nature per se, but I liked it enough to do more research into Burroughs and found myself sucked into a brand new rabbit hole of captivating writing.

March 23, 2022

Wednesday Wisdom:

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”

~Henry Miller, American Writer

March 30, 2022

Some Shakespeare for today:

1. Where the term “lovesick” comes from:

My love is a fever, longing still

For that which longer nurseth the disease,

Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,

The uncertain sickly appetite to please.

My Reason, the physician to my love,

Angry that his prescriptions are not kept,

Hath left me, and I desperate now approve

Desire is death, which physic did except.

Past cure I am, now reason is past care,

And frantic-mad with evermore unrest;

My thoughts and my discourse as madmen’s are,

At random from the truth vainly express’d;

For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright,

Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.

(Sonnet CXLVII)

2. Short, sweet, and so powerful!

Doubt thou the stars are fire,

Doubt that the sun doth move;

Doubt truth to be a liar;

But never doubt I love.


Which one do you like better?

April 13, 2022

Another good one:

“Sometimes he caught himself listening to the sound of his own voice. He thought that in her eyes he would ascent to an angelical stature; and, as he attached the fervent nature of his companion more and more closely to him, he heard the strange impersonal voice which he recognized as his own, insisting on the soul’s incurable loneliness. “We cannot give ourselves,” it said. “We are our own.”

~ James Joyce (Dubliners)

April 20, 2022

I just love this quote from Winnie the Pooh. So simple, and yet so wise!

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”

~ Winnie the Pooh

April 27, 2022

Song lyrics are poems too:

The moon fell from the sky tonight,

But we broke its fall with our heads held high.

It’s the breaths we take that make the hearts we break so clear,

That nothing is what we are and yet we are content here.

The streetlights speak mysteries to us and our eyes,

And we feel safe in the pain we hide behind.

It’s the words we breathe that point out to me we’re broken,

And the sad thing is we’re nothing and we’re hopeless.

~Too Sorry For Apologies

(Let the dreams die)

Sad song… beautiful lyrics!

May 4, 2022

Another Wednesday Wisdom, pulled from the depths of my college education…

“So we die before our own eyes; so we see some chapters of our lives come to their natural life end.”

~Sarah Orne Jewett

(The Country of the Pointed Firs)

May 11, 2022

Annnndddd summer is upon us!

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”

~ Chuck Palahniuk (Diary)

May 18, 2022

This one sponsored by my little floof because he wouldn’t leave me alone while I was trying to take the picture:) And also I apparently loved this quote because I used it twice within the same three months (oof).

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”

~ John Burroughs

……….And ain’t that just the truth?!?

And that's a wrap for Spring 2022! Look for the Summer compilation towards the end of August.

Have any good quotes you want to share? Share them below or send them to me via social media! If I like them, I'll add them to my journal, share in an upcoming #WW post, and give you a shoutout.

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