Desiderata

(21 Posts)
MinetteFalters Thu 23-Jul-15 22:05:47

I think this is lovely, no matter what is happening with me it feels like something I can relate to. I hope anyone else reading this feels it too.

www.cs.columbia.edu/~gongsu/desiderata_textonly.html

BikeRunSki Thu 23-Jul-15 22:09:09

We had it at ds's Naming.

LovesYoungDream Thu 23-Jul-15 22:11:05

It's lovely. I advised another mner to read Desiderata yesterday. I like 'The Serenity Prayer' too

MinetteFalters Thu 23-Jul-15 22:15:13

My first post, didn't really expect any reply. Feeling quite emotional at the moment. What a beautiful thing to have at a naming ceremony. I will read The Serenity Prayer. Thank you.

BikeRunSki Thu 23-Jul-15 22:17:49

For DD we had a passage from "The Places You'll Go".

I think of "Everyone has the right to wear Sunscreen" as a kind of modern Desiderata.

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Thu 23-Jul-15 22:18:01

I love it. We had it on our dining room wall at home when I was little.

WhatwouldGemmado Thu 23-Jul-15 22:18:57

I love it too, and if you're feeling emotional at the moment, I hope it goes some way to providing a little comfort.

Passmethecrisps Thu 23-Jul-15 22:20:41

I am not at all spiritually persuaded but I adore desiderata and also consider sunscreen to be a modern equivalent.

It is beautiful

MinetteFalters Thu 23-Jul-15 22:25:47

Ah, I did know the Serenity Prayer.

MinetteFalters Thu 23-Jul-15 22:31:31

Scientists must be able to prove the link between Desiderata & sunscreen given the 2 posters above plus me who love both. Thanks for warm vibes being passed along the web, it really is comforting!

Passmethecrisps Thu 23-Jul-15 22:38:45

I read desiderata to 300 teenagers. They listened in silence and gave a big round of applause at the end. Some asked for copies.

Lovely

LovesYoungDream Thu 23-Jul-15 22:44:26

I hope you feel better soon Minette flowers . Have a look at the practice of mindfulness. If you like to read, there is a very good book called 'The Power of Now' by Eckhart Tolle

JustWantToBeDorisAgain Thu 23-Jul-15 22:47:50

I had it on my wall all the way through uni, still love it now

PiggyBeekman Thu 23-Jul-15 22:50:49

I had this on my wall as a teenager, it is beautiful, and I reflect on it often.

MinetteFalters Thu 23-Jul-15 22:55:10

passmethecrisps salt & vinegar seabrook coming your way, my favourite. Teenagers, as spiritual as the rest of us.

loves Thank you. I love mindfulness but have not read the book so cheers for the recommendation. Flowers will be duly eaten by DD in the morning but much appreciated until then.

Passmethecrisps Thu 23-Jul-15 22:56:30

Oh! Winner!

It is a beautiful message about living life. Who wouldn't love it

MinetteFalters Thu 23-Jul-15 23:03:21

Winner must be in response to the crisps. My old boss told me her fondest memory from school was a trip to the seabrook factory. Life affirming poetry it's not, but important non the less!

Passmethecrisps Thu 23-Jul-15 23:05:18

Haha!

crisps = winner

Desiderata = life affirming poetry

meglet Thu 23-Jul-15 23:10:12

I always have a copy in my bedside cabinet. such a soothing piece of writing.

MinetteFalters Thu 23-Jul-15 23:14:36

meglet that's lovely. I wonder if always having in mind such beautiful works steels us better for lifes ups & downs. Would love to hear what anyone thinks.

LondonRocks Thu 23-Jul-15 23:17:00

Love it. So beautiful...

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