George Bernard Shaw — my “marching orders’ for this life

A natural autumn glow, at Prallsville Mills, on the D&R Canal – to remind us of George Bernard Shaw’s ‘brief candle’…

Autumn Canal near Prallsville Mills

Long ago, I read everything I could find, by and about Shaw.  Yes, his misogyny bothered me; and yet, and yet — I know no better life paradigm:

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.

Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It ia a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to the future generations.”

George Bernard Shaw

5 thoughts on “George Bernard Shaw — my “marching orders’ for this life

  1. Angela, it is as though we are official partners in this blog ‘business’. Very important to each of us to keep nature and other matters out there — not only to experience it for ourselves, but to share, with an eye toward furthering habitat protection at the very least. Grateful for you c

    • I agree Carolyn. Let mine go for now but I used Facebook a lot. I may start another blog one day in wordpress when I have some time. Good to know you are there sharing your knowledge and experience to keep the beauty in our natural areas.

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