Patterns In the Sand

© Pedro Hansson - Patterns in the Sand
© Pedro Hansson – Patterns in the Sand

“Maybe you had to leave in order to miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.” Jodi Picoult

Borrowed the quote above from @pagep on Instagram. If you haven’t seen that feed, check it out

Desiderata

Earlier today I posted the following text on mine, and my two co-writers new Swedish Blog http://KKAAPP.wordpress.com. After I’ve posted it I started to read about the history behind the text a little bit more, and found this English version.

Great story to keep in mind for the weekend.

Happy weekend!

© Pedro Hansson - Gläntan, Piteå
© Pedro Hansson – Gläntan, Piteå

Go placidly amidst the noise and 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 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 and 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 with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy

Nail in morning light

This might seem as a weird shot but what I liked about it was the melting and matching colors between the sunrise and the rusty nail. Maybe it’s just me that has a weird taste, taking photos of things like this? or maybe not. 🙂

Nail in morning light
(c) Pedro Hansson - Nikon D5000 - No software editing except resizing and naming