Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Daily Quote: Oscar Wilde on Theft-Proof Wealth & 10 Things That Can't be Stolen

"Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you."
~Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man under Socialism, 1891

My list of stuff that can't be stolen includes memories of:

1. Jumping into a pile of autumn leaves in Philadelphia.
2. Watching my kids dance.
3. Listening to my father -- during my parent's 50th anniversary party -- tell the story of how he met my mom.
4. Eating turkey, collard greens and pumpkin pie with my extended family on Thanksgiving.
5. Riding bikes on the Old Atlantic City boardwalk during the pre-casino era.
6. Smelling rain rise from concrete sidewalks
7. Riding the Staten Island Ferry at sunset.
8. Watching my favorite teams win championship games.
9. Ice skating at Rockefeller Center.
10. Cruising in the Caribbean (with friends and family) in honor of my Mom's 70th birthday.
I could go on, but that's enough for now.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the meaningful post - you totally illustrated with words, what I am feeling these days.

Christine Collins said...

Thank you for this quote, I've added it and a link back to you into my article with 10 facts about Oscar Wilde