Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Freedom, Beauty, Truth and Love

It's almost the new year and with it brings the promise of new things. New adventures, new friends, new goals and new accomplishments. Every year my "resolution" is to live fabulously. Each year, the definition of fabulous changes as I change...and this year is no exception.

This year I find I'm feeling quite Bohemian...

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To take the world as one finds it, the bad with the good, making the best of the present moment — to laugh at Fortune alike whether she be generous or unkind — to spend freely when one has money, and to hope gaily when one has none — to fleet the time carelessly, living for love and art — this is the temper and spirit of the modern Bohemian in his outward and visible aspect. It is a light and graceful philosophy, but it is the Gospel of the Moment, this exoteric phase of the Bohemian religion; and if, in some noble natures, it rises to a bold simplicity and naturalness, it may also lend its butterfly precepts to some very pretty vices and lovable faults, for in Bohemia one may find almost every sin save that of Hypocrisy. ...

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What, then, is it that makes this mystical empire of Bohemia unique, and what is the charm of its mental fairyland? It is this: there are no roads in all Bohemia! One must choose and find one’s own path, be one’s own self, live one’s own life.

The Romance of the Commonplace
Gelett Burgess


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Here's wishing you Freedom, Beauty, Truth and Love in the new year.