22 May

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by Hubert Robert

Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other.

M. Scott Peck, born on 22 May 1936, American author, Sun and Moon in Gemini.

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

Love is an act of will: namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.

Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.

We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

 

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“Fountain with the vestal” by Hubert Robert

Alexander Pope, born 22 May 1688, Sun in Gemini and Moon in Aquarius, English poet.

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest.
The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

 

Arthur Conan Doyle, born on 22 May 1859, Scottish writer and physician.

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.

It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.

 

Sun Ra, born on 22 May 1914, jazz composer, piano player, poet and philosopher, Sun in Gemini and Moon in Taurus.

In some far off place
Many light years in space
I’ll wait for you.
Where human feet have never trod,
Where human eyes have never seen.
I’ll build a world of abstract dreams
And wait for you.

The possible has been tried and failed; now I want to try the impossible.

 

Bernie Taupin, born 22 May 1950, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Leo, English lyricist, poet, and singer.

Until you’ve seen this trash can dream come true.
You stand at the edge while people run you through.
And I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you.
I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you.

 

Hubert Robert, born on 22 May 1733, French painter, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Virgo.