Monday, February 3, 2014


Image from Fine Art America

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence." This good advice is from the Desiderata (Latin for what is desired), a cultural touchstone of the sixties generation of hippies, and those who identified with their values.

Many hung this prose poem, by American Max Ehrmann, on their walls in form of posters, and it was often quoted.

Even Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau referred to it after the Liberal Party lost the 1972 election, consoling his disappointed political supporters by reminding them that whether or not they knew it, "no doubt the universe [was] unfolding as it should."

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