A Quote by Traditional Folk Song on dream, light, and moon

There's a web like a spider's web
Made of silver light and shadows
Spun by the moon in my room last night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'til I awaken
As if to tell me my dream is all right

Traditional Folk Song

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh on awareness, body, consciousness, earth, light, moon, solitude, space, stars, time, and universe

On a long flight, after periods of crisis and many hours of fatigue, mind and body may become disunited until at times they seem completely different elements, as though the body were only a home with which the mind has been associated but by no means bound.  Consciousness grows independent of the ordinary senses.  You see without assistance from the eyes, over distances beyond the visual horizon.  There are moments when existence appears independent even of the mind.  The importance of physical desire and immediate surroundings is submerged in the apprehension of universal values.

For unmeasurable periods, I seem divorced from my body, as though I were an awareness spreading out through space, over the earth and into the heavens, unhampered by time or substance, free from the gravitation that binds to heavy human problems of the world.  My body requires no attention.  It's not hungry.  It's neither warm or cold.  It's resigned to being left undisturbed.  Why have I troubled to bring it here?  I might better have left it back at Long Island or St. Louis, while the weightless element that has lived within it flashes through the skies and views the planet.  This essential consciousness needs no body for its travels.  It needs no plane, no engine, no instruments, only the release from flesh which circumstances I've gone through make possible.

Then what am I - the body substance which I can see with my eyes and feel with my hands?  Or am I this realization, this greater understanding which dwells within it, yet expands through the universe outside; a part of all existence, powerless but without need for power; immersed in solitude, yet in contact with all creation?  There are moments when the two appear inseparable, and others when they could be cut apart by the merest flash of light.

While my hand is on the stick, my feet on the rudder, and my eyes on the compass, this consciousness, like a winged messenger, goes out to visit the waves below, testing the warmth of water, the speed of wind, the thickness of intervening clouds.  It goes north to the glacial coasts of Greenland, over the horizon to the edge of dawn, ahead to Ireland, England, and the continent of Europe, away through space to the moon and stars, always returning, unwillingly, to the mortal duty of seeing that the limbs and muscles have attended their routine while it was gone.

Charles A. Lindbergh

Source: The Spirit of St. Louis

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A Quote by Hokushi on moon and trees


I hung the moon on various
branches of the pine.


Source: The Earth speaks: An Acclimatization Journal

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on earth, life, and moon

Tonight, the moon came out, it was nearly full.
Way down here on earth, I could feel it's pull.
The weight of gravity or just the lure of life,
Made me want to leave my only home tonight.

I'm just wondering how we know where we belong
Is it in the arc of the moon, leaving shadows on the lawn
In the path of fireflies and a single bird at dawn
Singing in between here and gone

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Between Here & Gone

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A Quote by Van Morrison on light, magic, moon, and stars

Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes...
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that they play soft and low
And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush...
One more Moondance with you in the moonlight
On a magic night

Van Morrison

Source: Moondance

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A Quote by Dave Matthews on moon and wonder

Satellite in my eyes
Like a diamond in the sky
How I wonder
Satellite strung from the moon
And the world your balloon
Peeping Tom for the mother station

Dave Matthews

Source: Satellite

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A Quote by Mark Twain on moon


Every man is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Mr. Clemens & Mark Twain: A Biography

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A Quote by Cheyenne Proverb on moon and proverb

Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins.

Cheyenne Proverb

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A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on moon


We tap our toes to chaste love songs about the silvery moon without recognizing them as hymns to copulation.

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: High Tide in Tucson

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A Quote by John Neihardt on circle, earth, moon, and stars

Everything the Power of the World does is in a circle.  The Sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball and so are all the stars.  The Wind, in its greatest power, whirls.  Birds make their nests in circles. ... The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle.  The moon does the same, and both are round.  Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were.

John Neihardt

Source: Black Elk Speaks

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