A suppressed resolve will betray itself in the eyes. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”― Audrey Hepburn

Source: A suppressed resolve will betray itself in the eyes. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

We concentrate on recovery and how we feel, not what we have done in the past. Old friends, places and ideas are often a threat to our recovery. We need to change our playmates, playgrounds and playthings. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

ROBERT FROSTMending WallSomething there is that doesn’t love a wall,

Source: We concentrate on recovery and how we feel, not what we have done in the past. Old friends, places and ideas are often a threat to our recovery. We need to change our playmates, playgrounds and playthings. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“I began to understand that all of life is practice: writing, driving, hiking, brushing teeth, packing lunch boxes, making beds, cooking dinner, making love, walking dogs, even sleeping. We are always practicing. Only practicing.” —Dani Shapiro | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington:…on a sailboat, surrounded by sea with no land in sight, without even the possibility of sighting land for days to come? To stand at the helm of your destiny. I want that, one more time

Source: “I began to understand that all of life is practice: writing, driving, hiking, brushing teeth, packing lunch boxes, making beds, cooking dinner, making love, walking dogs, even sleeping. We are always practicing. Only practicing.” —Dani Shapiro | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

There’s something to be learned by listening and absorbing and watching before you start telling the people who have been there how to rearrange chairs. (Anne Northup)  | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“You don’t see a fish in a chair often.”― Lydia Millet, Mermaids in Paradise

Source: There’s something to be learned by listening and absorbing and watching before you start telling the people who have been there how to rearrange chairs. (Anne Northup)  | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

The follies of youth are food for repentance in old age. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“Crabbit Old Woman”What do you see, what do you see?Are you thinking, when you look at me-A crabbit old woman, not very wise,Uncertain of habit, with far-away eyes,Who dribbles her food and makes no replyWhen you say in a loud voice,I do wish you’d try.

Source: The follies of youth are food for repentance in old age. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“Although humans and baboons may fight among themselves, dominate others, and keep harems, only humans have the ability to give pious excuses for what they do.” – Arnold M. Ludwig | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

The Light of the Haremby Thomas MooreWho has not heard of the Vale of Cashmere,With its roses, the brightest that earth ever gave,Its temples and grottos, and fountains as clearAs the love-lighted eyes that hang over their wave?

Source: “Although humans and baboons may fight among themselves, dominate others, and keep harems, only humans have the ability to give pious excuses for what they do.” – Arnold M. Ludwig | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way…I can’t apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to… We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful…We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.”― Alice Walker, The Color Purple

Source: Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Proverbs 19.2 . Enthusiasm without knowledge is not good. If you act too quickly, you might make a mistake. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“There are many things in your life that you cannot understand. But be patient, for when the Hand of God is upon a thing, it may grind very slowly, but it will form the finest thing possible, if you dare wait until the end of it.”

Source: Proverbs 19.2 . Enthusiasm without knowledge is not good. If you act too quickly, you might make a mistake. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

The uneasy seat in the ale- house is best. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

it’s warm beer and cold hands; it’s leaning back into cigarettes and noise; it’s the vague concentration of the fourth drink; it is the alcoholic headache of the sun; it’s someone whose name you can’t remember; it’s the red esky suddenly full of a tidal water. And when I can’t drink any more, it’s ………..David McCooey.http://www.australianpoetrycentre.org.au/?p=460

Source: The uneasy seat in the ale- house is best. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Love, Smoke, and a Cough are hard to hide. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

I put his right hand on the rail and take his stick. He clings to me. The stick is in his left hand, probing the treads. I guide his arm and tell him the steps.And slowly we go down. And slowly we go down.Edwin Morgan

Source: Love, Smoke, and a Cough are hard to hide. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Beauty And vanity Vanish like vapour on A hot day; winter wrinkles wink And grin © irina dimitric 2013 | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.” ― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Source: Beauty And vanity Vanish like vapour on A hot day; winter wrinkles wink And grin © irina dimitric 2013 | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

You don’t need anything but hope. The kind of hope that flies on silent wings under a shining owl moon. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Their attitude teaches the wiseThat in this world one must fearMovement and commotion;Man, enraptured by a passing shadow,Forever bears the punishmentOf having tried to change his place.

Source: You don’t need anything but hope. The kind of hope that flies on silent wings under a shining owl moon. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY