2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate Illness and the isolation and withdrawal it leads to. The distance it creates between one person and another. Between one person and the world.

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones.
Peter McWilliam

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.
– Karle Wilson Baker

Above all do not lose your desire to walk. Everyday I walk myself into
a state of well being and walk away from every illness. I have walked
myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it. But by sitting still, and the more
one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill…if one keeps on
walking everything will be alright.
– Soren Kierkegaard.

To be too conscious is an illness – a real thoroughgoing illness. ~Fyodor Dostoevski

An illness of the mind is an illness of the body, and vice versa. ~Madrianne Arvore

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.

Spring-water in the green creek is clear
Moonlight on Cold Mountain is white
Silent knowledge–the spirit is enlightened of itself
Contempleate the void: this world exceeds stillness.

– Han-shan
Cold Mountain Poems
Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems, 1990, p.49
Translated by Gary Snyder

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