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Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/3/2010 4:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Anybody familiar with the Desiderata? I just Googled it for old times sake. It was very popular years ago in the mainstream. There was a song on the radio, and posters for sale everywhere. Much controversy about its origin, not that it matters. Its very comforting for me.

awty
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   Posted 10/3/2010 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you cut and paste the lyrics for us younger kids in here, lol tongue
 
I will look tomorrow, bout to hop into bed with the furbaby, and watch the idiot box for a bit before sleep.

Post Edited (awty) : 10/3/2010 3:56:30 AM (GMT-6)


theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/3/2010 4:59 AM (GMT -6)   
KNOW IT WELL. JAMIE.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/3/2010 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Awty, it would be my pleasure to cut and paste the Desiderata to you. For anyone interested.

"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."

getting by
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   Posted 10/3/2010 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
This writing has helped me through many of hard times. I know it well. I keep a copy of it where I can read it at all times. Thanks for posting this. I am glad that I was able to check in today and see this.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/3/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
YEAH, WILL PRINT IT OF AND BE PUT ON THE FRIDGE. JAMIE.

G'DAY KAREN!!! JAMIE.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

awty
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   Posted 10/3/2010 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  T2U, thankyou

stkitt
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   Posted 10/3/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
The wisest thing I have ever read.................
 
Thank you,
Kitt

Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/4/2010 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
And can you believe, there is a CD from 2003, reading the Desiderata and other inspirational items of the era, on
http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?r=1&mr:referralid=4934dc00-cf9f-11df-893f-001b2166becc&ourl=Desiderata%2FLes-Crane&EAN=617742033328&cm_mmc=Become-_-Category-_-Title-_-617742033328

You can listen in and hear parts of them.
Trying to find the original "music" from the 70s

Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/4/2010 5:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Desiderata is Latin for "Things Desired"
The author is Max Ehrmann, a poet and lawyer from Terre Haute, Indiana, who lived from 1872 to 1945. It has been reported that Desiderata was inspired by an urge that Ehrmann wrote about in his diary:

"I should like, if I could, to leave a humble gift -- a bit of chaste prose that had caught up some noble moods."

Around 1959, the Rev. Frederick Kates, the rector of St. Paul's Church in Baltimore, Maryland, used the poem in a collection of devotional materials he compiled for his congregation. (Some years earlier he had come across a copy of Desiderata.) At the top of the handout was the notation, "Old St. Paul's Church, Baltimore A.D. 1692." The church was founded in 1692.

As the material was handed from one friend to another, the authorship became clouded. Copies with the "Old St. Paul's Church" notation were printed and distributed liberally in the years that followed. It is perhaps understandable that a later publisher would interpret this notation as meaning that the poem itself was found in Old St. Paul's Church, dated 1692. This notation no doubt added to the charm and historic appeal of the poem, despite the fact that the actual language in the poem suggests a more modern origin. The poem was popular prose for the "make peace, not war" movement of the 1960s. When Adlai Stevenson died in 1965, a guest in his home found a copy of Desiderata near his bedside and discovered that Stevenson had planned to use it in his Christmas cards. The publicity that followed lent widespread fame to the poem.

Post Edited (Trying to Understand) : 10/4/2010 4:39:56 AM (GMT-6)


theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/4/2010 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
that it did. thx for the expanded literature. jamie. :-)
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.
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