Sunday, September 24, 2006

Desiderata

by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.


(i've always loved this. y claro, tenia que ser filosofo...)

10 comments:

florecita said...

A mí también me gusta!!!!!! Oye probaste "Para Te" el nuevo restaurante vegetariano del Millón?

Chelle said...

:D

siiiii que ricow!!!!! a pos mira, palla poder ser opcion pa juntadera!

dirat said...

it´s a wonderfull world, i love that song.
como se llama el señor que declama la desiderata? me gusta mucho, debe ser bien vieja esa version, ya que tengo toda la vida escuchandola.
este es un texto maravilloso.
saludos and may the force be with us.

Chelle said...

si, eso fue Les Crane que lo grabo en 1971. si te refieres en ingles. en español Jose Luis Rodriguez grabo una version tambien.

me gusto eso, with US, pk, verda, contigo tambien. :D

florecita said...

Y conmigo también!!!!!

Ay sí, vamo a ponerle fecha a la juntadera, que ya tengo hambre, jajajaja.

Chelle said...

jajajajaja

kisas cojamos el sabado pasha, yo te confirmou! :P

florecita said...

pues me avisas al mail, porque voy a ver a Elmo el sábado!!!!!!!

Chelle said...

elmo?

hmm, estoy desinformada de esou. bueno, anyhow k lo disfrutes!

cualkier cousa te avisou!

florecita said...

Plaza Sésamo!!!!!!!! el montrico rojo que me fascina dende chiquita!! y voy a llevar a mi niña interna a gozar!!!!

Chelle said...

jajajaja

siii, ya seee, oi ayer algo deso, k un amigo del yoga va a llevar a su sobrinita y yo dike como asi dike plaza sesamo??? no sabia! :P

pos me alegrou por tu innerchild, asi se hace! jajaja

mira tumorou for lunch at 12 en para te!!! vamos par de gente de la misma onda - u know, paz, amor y vegetales n stuff, jeje. see u there!