Thomas Hardy Once Said…

Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840 and died on January 11, 1928. Thomas was an English novelist and poet.

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. – Thomas Hardy

Thomas to me seemed very philosophical or poetic in his writing or at least his quotes. I have yet to read his novels but I may check him out. I love what he says about time and how it changes everything and it is true. They say time heals all wounds and of course time can be cruel when it comes to aging. I think that is part of the reason we’re surprised by time while we feel and know that time passes it also catches up to us. If you remember when you were a child growing up and it seemed like when you were out during recess that time would fly and when you were sitting in the classroom time would drag. Not for everyone but some of us. Time is funny that way. When it’s your time off it seems like it goes much quicker than when you are at work. Trick is finding something that you enjoy but I think maybe just maybe that we pick things that we don’t enjoy so much so we can slow time down and I think we also do so we have something to complain about. I’m not saying that’s everyone but many of us.

Beauty lay not in the thing, but in what the thing symbolized. – Thomas Hardy

I find it interesting as I write that there are certain quotes and things that make the flow of writing very fluid which is why I’m glad that I started doing this everyday. I’m not sure if I agree with this quote or not or maybe I haven’t thought about it as much. I think that beauty does lay within things, such as flowers, nature, people and scenery. I think that not everything of beauty symbolizes things but perhaps what Thomas was saying is that we find beauty in things that mean something to us.

The sky was clear remarkably clear and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body timed by a common pulse. – Thomas Hardy (Far from the Wedding Crowd)

I can definitely tell that Hardy was a poet in addition to his writing by this quote from one of his novels. The way he describes stars and how they twinkle and comparing it to the pulse of someone. That’s a beautiful way of thinking about the stars and anyone who has ever been a stargazer would agree that if you watch the stars and how they twinkle it does seem to be to the beat of something and maybe they are. But we’d have to consider what we see in the sky, those stars and how time and space affect what we see. I’ve always been fascinated with constellations, stars, the moon, aurora borealis (northern lights) and even the stars….but also astrology and astronomy and the tales of Gods and mythology.

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