29 June


by Vladimir Pajevic

Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything.

Giacomo Leopardi, born 29 June 1798, Sun in Cancer, Moon and Ascendant in Capricorn, Italian poet.

Image: painting by Vladimir Pajevic, born 29 June 1948, Sun in Cancer, Moon in Aries, Italian painter.


Other personalities born today:

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, born 29 June 1900, Sun in Cancer, Moon in Leo, Ascendant in Virgo, French writer.

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.ā€

It is another of the miraculous things about mankind that there is no pain nor passion that does not radiate to the ends of the earth. Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the world.

It seems that perfection is attained, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.


William C. Chittick, born 29 June 1943, translator and interpreter of classical Islamic philosophical and mystical texts.