Words to Live By

Above is circa 2000

Quote by which I remember my father:

“Nina, there are camels and camel riders. Don’t be a camel.”

Quote by which I remember my mother :

(First Fig by Edna St. Vincent Millay)

“My candle burns at both ends;

It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—

It gives a lovely light!”

And the quote I would give my daughter is Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Second Fig:

“Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:

Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!”