Mom's always nagging her to go back on but Aunt Penny says she'd rather have root canal work - without anesthetic.” ― Sarah Darer Littman, “She is resisting the Internet idea...because she doesn't want to one day tell her children that she posted an ad on the Internet, interviewed twenty-five hopeful candidates, and finally their father turned up and looked good in comparison with the rest of them.
It just doesn't seem right.” ― Jenny Colgan, “Don't you think it's weird how dating profiles emphasize listings of your favorite TV shows, movies, and books?
Aimlessness With substance to satisfy questing hearts We dream to build greatness from the humble Miseducation, meaninglessness start Intrepid young souls questing for trouble Drawn to drugs and gangs, tobacco and booze No deep satisfaction do they contain Oft mistaken for paying adult dues But lead instead to spiritual chains Youthful misadventures, trouble and blues Sterile environment will generate Tribal belonging they mark with tattoos Clumsy efforts to self-initiate Conquered world without initiations Life’s road of genuine tribulations 7.
Warrior’s Quest Life’s road of genuine tribulations Awaits our youth, whether they are prepared Or not, we note with building frustrations Future leaders, we see grow up impaired The warrior within’s heartfelt yearning A righteous cause in which to do battle Meanwhile, the subway turnstiles are turning Young champions doing time as cattle Quests can be found for the searching young soul Alas, the focus of education Not on the development of the whole But fashioning subjects of this nation The challenge of living with one’s whole heart Yielding to those who have mastered the art 5/19/16 Copyright by Author For contest: Heroic Crown of Sonnets Sponsor: Craig Cornish Syllables confirmed by howmanysyllables.com8.
The Path A quest dating back through our history Surpassing the flesh, a spiritual path Human endurance, road to mystery Dark trail winding through the gardens of wrath It echoes through me, this deep ambition Half century of miles, lifetime compressed Much more than a race, a sacred mission With light of hardship I hope to be blessed To outsiders, an act of madness pure What motivations could compel this feat?
Past limits of human strength to endure Pushing the body well beyond defeat Mind and sinews outlasting the firestorm Transcendence, to shed our skin and transform 2.
Little do they know.” ― Jayne Higgins, tags: amazing-book, bastard, beach-read, betrayal, dating-scams, debut-novel, fantastic-book, funny, girlfriends, great-read, great-reads-for-women-over-40, happy-ending, heartache, heartbreak, hilarious, husband, love, love-story, love-that-book, lovers, must-have-read, online-dating, perfect-holiday-read, scams, twists, unputdownable, women, writer “In 2011, Mark Brooks, a consultant to online-dating companies, published the results of an industry survey titled “How Has Internet Dating Changed Society?Sun Dance Transcendence, to shed our skin and transform Once, Plains Indians embraced the Sun Dance Sacred solstice ritual to perform Life’s rebirth to the sound of drums and chants Young braves fasting in their preparation A stout pole connects the lodge to the sun Days of reveling unite the nation Dancers’ exhaustion, they seek to outrun Animal spirits drawn in by the rhythm Forked tree with bison’s skull, hooks in their chest Buffalo, bringer of potent vision Delirious dancers complete their quest The Spirit Quest resounds through history Beyond mundane, to sacred mystery 3.To Endure and Transcend Beyond mundane, to sacred mystery Japan's “Marathon Monks” of Mount Hiei The key to their spirit quest victory To walk a Marathon one hundred straight days Famed spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy Believed hearts and spirits could be mended Through self-transcendence, and he did enjoy Countless long quests before his time ended Chinmoy’s best, a fifty day epic quest A journey thirty-one hundred miles long Few are those who have ever passed this test His famous Self-Transcendence Marathon Darkest night, the gateway to a new morn, Through painful trials, seeker’s soul reborn 4.” The survey responses, from 39 executives, produced the following conclusions:“Internet dating has made people more disposable.”“Internet dating may be partly responsible for a rise in the divorce rates.”“Low quality, unhappy and unsatisfying marriages are being destroyed as people drift to Internet dating sites.”“The market is hugely more efficient …People expect to—and this will be increasingly the case over time—access people anywhere, anytime, based on complex search requests …