I am finally getting around to reading (make that re-reading) some of my favorite summertime books. After all, it’s still August. 😉
At the top of that list is: Beachcombing at Miramar. I thought I’d share a few quotes from the book, that I noted this time around, that spoke to me at this time in my life. From Richard Bode:
“I feel as though I am an animal with a homing instinct,tending toward the one place on earth that is native to me. I have spent a lifetime moving toward a specific place- a place called Miramar. The journey has been long and arduous, but it is a journey that I had to understake, for I know now that as long as I remained in a place that was wrong for me, I was not in the real world.”
“This is the true joy in life. The being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” One of his favorite quotes by George Bernard Shaw.
“I did not realize when I was younger, but I do now. Those individuals who seem most resolute, who seem so sure of themselves, are often the one who have lost thier way. They rush about, expending enormous amounts of energy presenting a picture of themselves to the world, a picture they want us to believe; but after a while the picture wears thin and we see through to the frightened soul inside.”
“The creation of an authentic work of art, the creation of an authentic life- they are one and the same. Neither can be accomplished as long as affectation obstructs the way. The life that lives behind a mask, that calls attention to itself, is doomed to fail.”
If you haven’t read this beautiful book, I highly recommend it. Here’s the original post and comments that I wrote about Beachcombing at Miramar and some of my other fav. summer reads. Favorite books, any time of the year, that’s more accurate.
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Fall is on the way.Bring on those warm, wonderful colors! 🙂