On this page I’ll, add from time to time, something I overheard, read or saw that I feel requires noting and remembering. Stay tuned. One never knows when I’ll discover “the shit.”
Lessons from The Bible, by David Plotz, author of “The Good Book.”
1) Women are deceptive and heartless.
2) Men are too stupid and sex-crazed to realize women are deceptive and heartless.
I’ve relied on the delete key to get over, get up and get on with life when I’m dealt a severe blow. While its liberal use takes care of the visible reminders, memories and flotsam, it doesn’t do a damn thing to replace the empty blinking cursor left in its wake.
“Kill off all my demons and my angels might die, too.” -Tennessee Williams
“I speak with the Gods of all the elements that satisfy my being and I thank them for this random opportunity to exist, to peek at, while starring in, this epic film of life.” -Jason Mraz
You’ll know love when it has taken
“Mystery whispered in the grass, played in the branches of trees overhead, was caught up and blown across the American line in clouds of dust at evening on the prairies…I can remember old fellows in my home town speaking feelingly of an evening spent on the big empty plains. It had taken the shrillness out of them. They had learned the trick of quiet….”
–Sherwood Anderson, as published in Sierra magazine.
“For the journey is done and the summit attained.” – Robert Browning
“In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.” –Hans Nouwens
Have no fear for givin’ in. Have no fear for givin’ over. You better know that in the end, it’s better to say too much than never to say what you need to say again.
–John Mayer, “Say”
For love to work, really work, you first have to like someone enough that no matter how they change or who they become, you’ll be willing to accept them (ax-murderers or skin-head Nazis excluded). That’s when you’ll know you’ve found true love.
(I said that)
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you…
Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good
-Excerpt from Wicked’s For Good
“My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.” -Jimmy Carter
What I am currently trying to become certain about is this: That I can really love fully and trust, despite the fact that some people are not always honorable. If you can’t make that leap of faith, then you have to throw the baby out with the bathwater – never a good thing to do.
“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.”
“Anybody can have ideas – the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.” –Mark Twain
For each hour a day that babies 8 to 16 months old were shown such popular videos as “Brainy Baby” or “Baby Einstein” they recognized six to eight FEWER words compared to kids who did not watch videos.
how should tasting touching hearing seeing breathing any – lifted from the no of all nothing – human merely being doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears are awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
The heart of most spiritual practice is simply this: Remember. Remember who you are. Remember what you love. Remember what is sacred. Remember what is true. Remember that you will die, and that this day is a gift. Remember how you wish to live.
Wayne Muller, “How, Then, Shall We live?”