"Minimize your expectations, maximize your joy."
There is a loneliness in this world so great
that you can see it in the slow movement of
the hands of a clock.
People so tired
either by love or no love.
People just are not good to each other
one on one.
The rich are not good to the rich,
the poor are not good to the poor.
We are afraid.
Our educational system tells us
that we can all be
It hasn’t told us
about the gutters
or the suicides.
Or the terror of one person
aching in one place
watering a plant.
The father of one of the four Palestinian boys from Baker family who were killed in Israeli shelling reacts during the boys’ funeral in Gaza City on July 16, 2014. The boys, all cousins and all under the age of 12, had been playing football on the beach when the attack occurred. (Hosam Salem/Corbis)
The photographer Gaston Lacombe offers a look at the thriving population of Adélie penguins during the summer in Antarctica: http://nyr.kr/1qZcRjC
Photograph by Gaston Lacombe.
Hundreds of demonstrators march up Whitehall as they protest against Israel’s military action in Gaza, in central London on July 19, 2014. Up to 15,000 people are thought to have marched through the capital from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington after Israel launched a ground invasion of Gaza on Thursday. (Luke MacGregor/Reuters)
A pro-Palestinian protester confonts riot police during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza Strip in Paris on July 19, 2014, defying a protest ban. Rallies were also held in more than a dozen other cities, from Lille in the north to Marseille in the South. (Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)
“A day not progressing is a day wasted.”