Within a human being is such a love, a passion and longing, an itch, a desire, that, even if he were to possess a hundred thousand worlds, he would still not find rest or peace. People try their hand at all sorts of trades and professions – they learn astronomy and medicine, and so forth – but they are not at peace because they haven’t found what they are seeking. The beloved is called dil-ârâm because the heart finds tranquillity through the beloved, so how can it find tranquillity through anything else? All these pleasures and objects of search are like a ladder. Ladder rungs are not places to stay and abide, but rather are to pass through. The sooner one awakens and becomes aware and watchful, the shorter the road becomes and the less one’s life is wasted on these “ladder rungs”. – Rumi
“Watch your step. But if you do fall, do so fabulously.” — Unknown
“Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.” — Rudyard Kipling
Evergreen Cemetery in Juneau, was established in 1887 to replace the older cemetery
on Chicken Ridge, near Main Street, when that location was staked as a gold mine.