I really needed to read the following quotation this morning:
Everything that happens is as normal and expected as the spring rose or the summer fruit; this is true of sickness, death, slander, intrigue, and all the other things that delight or trouble foolish men.Marcus Aurelius
Thinking about the trials and tribulations a Roman emperor must have gone through puts my tiny problems into a bit of perspective.
I’ve long admired the “invincible summer” quotation from Camus. The longer version, however is much better.
After I couldn’t find anywhere to buy a version that met my requirements (simple aesthetic longer quotation) I decided to order a custom wall decal.
This evening, I put it up on the wall above the monitor on my standing desk. If you’re wondering where the author attribution is, well… I didn’t get that bit quite right, so it’s in the bin!