The world breaks us all. Afterward, some are stronger at the broken places.– Ernest Hemingway (via kari-shma)
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of...– Mary Anne Radmacher (via kari-shma)
Sunday morning #8
Another Joint service in honour of Reformation Day. We shall sing “A Mighty Fortress” and we shall wear red. I’m worrying about the squash I left in my oven; hope it doesn’t burn. I have culinary plans this afternoon. It’s beautifully and entirely October outside today, and I feel festive.
I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is...– Paulo Coelho
Memory is the only thing that binds you to earlier selves; for the rest, you...– Charlotte Gray, Sebastian Faulks
Most people use twenty verbs to describe everything from a run in their stocking...– Janet Fitch
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the...– Friedrich Nietzsche
Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate...– Joseph Pulitzer
Stop caring what other people think. How? Understand that this is your life, not...– Stephanie Klein (via kari-shma)
Sunday Morning #7
It’s amazing what two weeks off will do for perspective. Everything here is as I left it, but it is affecting me less this morning. I’m going to venture that this Sunday is quotidian. And in that I even include our regular homeless man who is hanging about in our lobby, drinking church coffee (I don’t know where they grow or sell this type, but it’s as distinguishable as...
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize,...– Audre Lorde
Though it appears in the photograph as fog, snow is falling in its fractal specifics straight down onto the city. The day is calm. Light appears as though filtered through a white sheet. The disposable camera is unable to register the snowfall’s particulars, its slight woozy drift as a bird flies through it, and in fact the photographer isn’t very good at taking pictures. It’s...
Choosing a path meant having to miss out on others. She had a whole life to...– Paulo Coelho
But we were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed...– Robert Ardrey
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.– Ayn Rand
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the...– Lyndon B. Johnson
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If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in...– Rene Descartes
Pain is temporary.
All children mythologise their birth. It is a universal trait. You want to know...– The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
Cut flowers are the quintessential expression of love. These are fresh and beautiful, but they cannot last. This is not to say that love cannot last. But like flowers that require that you enjoy their beauty only in this moment, this now, so does love require full presence. Even rooted in their natural environment, blossoms only last a little while. Like love, they cannot be contained. Nor can...
In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you...– Siddhārtha Gautama
When someone sees the same people everyday, they wind up becoming a part of that...– The Alchemist
Sunday morning #4
Dear old German ladies sitting in the closest pew to the organ, Please stop talking when I start playing the “vorspiel” which is the part of the service where you are supposed to prepare your hearts for worship. Your incessant chatter should NOT rise in volume in proportion to the organ’s crescendos. Nor should I have to shoot you dirty, but ineffective, looks. If you don’t...
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to...– Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein