Category Archives: CELEBRATION

“Christmas is a study in contrasts, of many dialectics which we embrace as individuals and as a society. It is happy and sad, ingenuous and cynical, spiritual and crass, selfish and altruistic, a celebration of God, a deification of Mammon.” Elizabeth C. Hirschman and Priscilla A. LaBarbera | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

CHRISTMAS IS A STUDY IN CONTRASTS, OF MANY DIALECTICS WHICH WE EMBRACE AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS A SOCIETY. IT IS HAPPY AND SAD, INGENUOUS AND CYNICAL, SPIRITUAL AND CRASS, SELFISH AND ALTRUISTIC, A CELEBRATION OF GOD, A DEIFICATION OF MAMMON.” ELIZABETH C. HIRSCHMAN AND PRISCILLA A. LABARBERA

via “Christmas is a study in contrasts, of many dialectics which we embrace as individuals and as a society. It is happy and sad, ingenuous and cynical, spiritual and crass, selfish and altruistic, a celebration of God, a deification of Mammon.” Elizabeth C. Hirschman and Priscilla A. LaBarbera | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY.

via “Christmas is a study in contrasts, of many dialectics which we embrace as individuals and as a society. It is happy and sad, ingenuous and cynical, spiritual and crass, selfish and altruistic, a celebration of God, a deification of Mammon.” Elizabeth C. Hirschman and Priscilla A. LaBarbera | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY.

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The hula is pleasing because of the drummer.

I le`a ka hula i ka ho`opa`a.

The lesser details that one pays little attention to are just as important as the major ones. Although the attention is given to the dancer, the drummer and chanter play an important role in the dance.

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“Bright Idea #91: When the weather’s bad and your lights go out, have a pyjama party. Eat till you feel sick, hula-hoop, paint your faces. Catch fireflies, and dance naked in the rain. If you do, then your bare butt will light up like a firefly after it’s been let out of a jar.”

Sandra Kring, The Book Of Bright Ideas

The violin sings, but the fiddle dances.

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“He said, ‘The moment I began to love you was the moment when you saw your fiddle smashed on the ground, and you turned away from me and cried against your horse. Your sadness is one of the things that makes you beautiful to me. Don’t you see that? I understand it. It makes my own sadness less frightening.”
― Kristin Cashore, Fire

You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? A teacher Yoda is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink, like killers kill.

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Ed McMahon

God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.

 

There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.

Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957)

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“Take hold of your own life.

See that the whole existence is celebrating.

These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious.

The rivers and the oceans are wild,

and everywhere there is fun,

everywhere there is joy and delight.

Watch existence,

listen to the existence and become part of it.”

― Osho

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, ‘Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state–it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle…. Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one’s actions.
Source: The Wisdom of Heschel”

― Abraham Joshua Heschel

Dammit, that yodel of triumph of yours was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard in my life.

Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

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“I tried to utter, but could not. The tongue had got all tangled up with the uvula, and the brain seemed paralyzed. I was feeling the same stunned feeling which, I imagine, Chichester Clam must have felt as the door of the potting shed slammed and he heard Boko starting to yodel without — a nightmare sensation of being but a helpless pawn in the hands of Fate.”

― P.G. Wodehouse

Celebration lifts us out of the glass cage of personal experience.

Ormerod Greenwood

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“What do you fear, lady?" [Aragorn] asked.
"A cage," Éowyn said. "To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King