Learn the news


I am losing precious days.
I am degenerating into a machine for making money.
I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men.
I must break away
and get out into the mountains
to learn the news.

~ John Muir (1838-1914)

Credits: Image – youreyesblazeout. Quote: Explore-Everywhere


  1. That is so relaxing, soothing, refreshing, to watch those flowers flying away, seemingly pumped out of her hands, and combats the sentiments in the first part of the poem. The poem sums up how I feel at present! Where is that mountain path….


  2. Incredibly prescient, no?


  3. David: In case you haven’t noticed, there is a definite theme running through your blogs! ;>) 😉


  4. Such a trivial world!


  5. Good one, David. “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.”
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt


  6. Don’t let it slip away – especially since you know it. You’re on your path David…and you have filled it with so much more than you realize.


  7. Great Friday Quote!!!


  8. Over a century since he wrote those words, yet we seem to have learned or improved little. Like miners at the rock face, we toil away seeking, if not yearning for, an elusive vein of precious matter to signify our existence. Why do we still find it so difficult to understand that the meaningful moments in life, those that truly enrich us, are found away from the rock face.


  9. head there as soon as possible )


  10. Mm.. fascinating poem!! 🙂 And what a gorgeous gif too, goes so well with that poem! Thanks for the link to the image, I’ve bookmarked for a reblog on Tumblr! 😀


  11. I know I’m not rich enough like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett to say this but I really feel there is more to life than all the materialistic things I am seeking. Every time you accomplish something you already have something else on your list as the next target. I started having a feeling that it’s never going to end this way and I really need and long for a long term purpose unlike the ones I have been working on. I hope I get an inspiration before it’s too late. Thanks for all the inspirations David and I am looking forward for more.



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