18 May

indexAs far as you can avoid it, do not give grief to anyone. Never inflict your rage on another. If you hope for eternal rest, feel the pain yourself; but don’t hurt others.

Omar Khayyám, born on 18 May 1048, Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet, Sun and Moon in Gemini, Ascendant in Taurus.

There was the Door to which I found no Key;
There was the Veil through which I might not see:
Some little talk awhile of Me and Thee
There was — and then no more of Thee and Me.

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since “the rest of your life” won’t last forever.

This world
that was our home
for a brief spell
never brought us anything
but pain and grief;
its a shame that not one of our problems
was ever solved.
We depart
with a thousand regrets
in our hearts.

We are no other than a moving row
Of Magic Shadow-shapes that come and go
Round with the Sun-illumined Lantern held
In Midnight by the Master of the Show…


Other celebrities born today:

Nicolás Gómez Dávila, born on 18 May 1913, Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio, Colombian writer)

In an age in which the media broadcast countless pieces of foolishness, the educated man is defined not by what he knows, but by what he doesn’t know.

Hierarchies are celestial. In hell all are equal.

Jacob Moreno, born 18 May 1889, Austrian-American psychiatrist and psychosociologist, Sun in Taurus, Moon in Capricorn, Ascendant in Libra.

And when you are near I will tear your eyes out
and place them instead of mine,
and you will tear my eyes out and place them instead of yours,
then I will look at you with your eyes
and you will look at me with mine…
and we will meet