Tom Hodgkinson quote: genius idea of a bench

Tom Hodgkinson said: Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect.

Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect.

Tom Hodgkinson
Man using his mobile phone as he sits on a wooden bench by a stone walkway
Man using his mobile phone as he sits on a wooden bench by a stone walkway

Happy Bench Monday!

Guy de Maupassant quote: what gives life to the non-existent

Guy de Maupassant said: Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe. It gives back life to those who no longer exist.

Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe. It gives back life to those who no longer exist.

Guy de Maupassant

Happy Bench Monday: sun-wind allegory

Mahatma Gandhi said: The future depends on what you do today. Happy Bench Monday!

It is a cold afternoon – the wind 💨 seems angry but the sun 😎 appears delighted.

Mnimi girl wears her blue parka over a red vest. Her blue mini skirt complements over a pair of gray leggings. She shows off her at-the-moment-favorite red sneakers 👟 as she stands on a bench in a quiet park. The gushing breeze is the only sound. It pushes her but she hesitates… 🙅🏻‍♀️

“Not today,” she says. “Nothing’s gonna put me down.”

Wishing for a warm springtime 💐 when it comes… But for now, she keeps herself warm and comfy for it doesn’t look like it’s fast-forwarding. She relies on her thick fur-lined coat 🧥 to break the wind when it charges again.

Nasty wind. Happy sun. Persistent winter. Future spring. Allegory.

The future depends on what you do today.

Mahatma Gandhi

Happy Bench Monday!

Mnimi girl in blue, gray and red, standing on a park bench on a windy-but-bright afternoon
Mnimi girl in blue, gray and red, standing on a bench on a windy-but-bright afternoon

Alexander Fleming quote: what penicillin and wine do to people

Alexander Fleming said: Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.

Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.

Alexander Fleming

 

Maya Angelou quote: love no barriers but hope

Maya Angelou said: Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou quote: if you only have one smile

Maya Angelou said: If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.

Maya Angelou

Happy Bench Monday Get Out Your Guitar Day

February 11th is Get Out Your Guitar Day.

…and make music. 🎶

The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.     

Brian May

Guitars have been the obsession of my life. I first picked one up at the age of four and Ive been a guitar junkie ever since.

Johnny Marr

Happy Bench Monday! 🎸
Happy Get Out Your Guitar Day!

man standing on a bench in a park while holding a guitar
Man standing on a bench in a park while holding a guitar for Get Out Your Guitar Day

Dr. Seuss quote: in love when reality is better than dreams

Dr. Seuss said: You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr. Seuss

Steve Joordens quote: memory effect on thought and behavior

Steve Joordens said: Memory is acting anytime some past experience has an effect on the way you think or behave now or in the future.

Memory is acting anytime some past experience has an effect on the way you think or behave now or in the future.

Steve Joordens, Memory and the Human Lifespan
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