Hello again! Here are a couple of good thoughts for your Thursday, from rock legend and wise woman, Patti Smith*:
– Stamina is required in the maintaining of hope.
– The important thing is to keep living because only by living can you see what happens next.
Hang in there!
And fyi: here are some more of the premium cotton fabrics available for the face masks I’m sewing for people, upon request ($5 each or $0.00 for medical personnel). Pick-up at my house in West Seattle. Mail orders upon request, with prepayment and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
*Patti Smith, review of Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage, New York Times, 8/10/14. Image above by New York artist Yuko Shimizu, printed with the original review. This picture–and the concept of a person who is colorless–seem prescient in this time when losing your sense of smell might mean you are very sick… but not feeling ill.
And here is a pic of the great musician and poet today, such an amazing woman. Thanks for keeping your beautiful natural look, Patti Smith!
Stamina (Etymology: Latin pl. of STAMEN. The senses arise partly from sense ‘warp (of cloth)’, partly from application of pl. to the threads spun by the Fates.)
- pl. The original or essential elements or form of something, esp. an organism; rudiments.
- pl. The innate strength or vitality of a person’s constitution, formerly supposed to govern or affect length of life.
- sing. or (orig.) pl. The ability to endure esp. physical strain or fatigue; capacity for resistance or endurance; staying power; perseverance.
from The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), vol. 2, p. 2997.