You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy...– Oscar Wilde (via kari-shma)
ponderings on patience and fear and whatnot
My first car was towed out of my parents driveway sometime yesterday. It’s gone. My first vehicle—a milestone of sorts—has disappeared. I’m on the cusp of major changes. This past year and a half was only the beginning. Waiting is a challenging thing. I have not been known for patience over the years. Uncertainty isn’t a comfortable feeling. Comfort is tempting...
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative...– Antoine de Saint Exupéry (would have been his 111th birthday today… author of one my favorites, The Little Prince!)
She sat quite like the others there at tea. It seemed at first she grasped her...– “Going Blind”, Rainer Maria Rilke, translated from German by M. D. Herter Norton Discovered this in a typography book I purchased.
I can’t go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.– Lewis Carroll
I have a blister on my hand from swinging. Totally worth it. I climbed a kids’ rock wall. I let random children use my bubble gun in the park. Ran with a kid on my shoulders. Played pool poorly, but hopefully looked good while doing it. Enjoyed slowing down and sitting on the grass… and just ‘being’ for a little while. I’m smiling a lot. Do I have to go...
I am against the usual practice of talking “small talk” whenever we meet, and...– Frank Laubach Amazing.
Dictionary.com Word of the Day
As humans, we’re all guilty of this… pretty much. eisegesis [ahy-si-JEE-sis] -noun Definition: An interpretation that expresses the interpreter’s own ideas, bias, or the like, rather than the meaning of the text.
For if one link in nature’s chain might be lost, another might be lost,...– Thomas Jefferson
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I...– Walt Whitman
Even the saddest things can become, once we have made peace with them, a source...– Frederick Buechner
This sounds crazy to me.
But how can I begin to forgive myself?
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to...– Anne Lamott
The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things;...– G. K. Chesterton (not the sole aim of life, but an excellent point)
I stopped pretending to myself to be anything other than what I was, and began...– J. K. Rowling (via kate)
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well...– Ralph Waldo Emerson
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old...– J. R. R. Tolkien
I want to lead by doing what me being me does at its freest, it’s absolute best....– (via tonysteward)
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good...– Desmond Tutu
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.– Albert Camus