Carol’s beautiful “Book of Wisdom” was love at first sight for me. So, like Pam (blkcow), I decided to make my own book of wisdom with favourite poems and quotes. Thanks Carol for the inspiration.

Photo: Firkas Fortress, Crete

Social, religious or economic restrictions, even the weakness of man to trust himself, his fear to put higher and true goals are the "walls" that restrict his freedom. Then he realizes that he is not and had never been really free

With no consideration, no pity, no shame,
they have built walls around me, thick and high.
And now I sit here feeling hopeless.
I can’t think of anything else: this fate gnaws my mind—
because I had so much to do outside.
When they were building the walls, how could I not have noticed!
But I never heard the builders, not a sound.
Imperceptibly they have closed me off from the outside world.
Konstantinos Kavafy
Translated by Edmund Keeley/Philip Sherrard

Katie Pertiet: Book of Memories No 09_ book base
Vintage Journal Spots No 03
Chunky Chipboard Alpha_Black No 01
Maplebrook Studios: Just Linens No 28
My family Genealogybook
Wild flowers by Jen Ulasiewicz