"Impossible to choose a favourite. Nonetheless, here are a few that often come to mind: 1) "Know thyself." -- Socrates 2) "You cannot stand in the same river twice."--Heraclitus 3) "What is essential is invisible to the eye." --Exupery, 4) "It's not what you look at, it's what you see."--Thoreau 5) "I'd rather regret the things I've done than the things I haven't done." -- Lucille Ball 6) "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."--Einstein" Greetings, all. I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. The profile I wrote two minutes ago disappeared before I finished writing it. Frustrating, but a blessing, as I would have sown seed best left for the future. Besides, loss is one of literature's canonical themes. Text and utterances rule my life. I'm a linguist /second language instructor (Spanish, English.) Although past the bloom of youth, I am no Luddite. I see technology as the marriage of cursive communication and digital calligraphy, my projects their heirs. This site says it all. Thanks to those who engendered it.