Wednesday, October 22, 2014

words of wisdom wednesday

for today's words of wisdom, an excerpt from walt whitman. i find these words so inspiring and comforting when faced with something hard or stressful or intimidating. imperturbable, aplomb, self-balanced. things to aspire to. 

Me Imperturbe by Walt Whitman

Me imperturbe, standing at ease in Nature,
Master of all or mistress of all, aplomb in the midst of 
    irrational things,
Imbued as they, passive, receptive, silent as they,
Finding my occupation, poverty, notoriety, foibles, crimes,
    less important that I thought,
 . . . .
Me wherever my life is lived, O to be self-balanced for contingencies,
To confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents,
    rebuffs, as the trees and animals do. 


Kristen said...

Totally needed to hear this today!! You rock my socks!!