Horowitz puts such fire and brimstone into his...
Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you...– Janet Fitch (White Oleander)
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive....– Howard Thurman
Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often...– Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
Sunday Morning #3
Today is Sunday school rally day, which involves one combined service at 10 a.m. instead of two at 8:45 a.m. And 10:45 a.m. This gives me almost an hour of extra sleep, which means my shenanigans with Mary last night have gone relatively un-punished in a cosmic sense. These Sundays are easy in comparison.
If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I...– Paulo Coelho
Perfection is the enemy of the good.– Voltaire
Ou et Quand?
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Sunday morning #2
There is nothing so tenacious as a German with a point to make. It astounds me how one can pick up an argument the minute the organist is encountered in the hall, as if nothing but a breath had passed between Thursday night and Sunday morning. No greeting is necessary. Let us, pray, simply begin by arguing where we left off. Surely her logic followed her all the days of her week. I was caught...
You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to see the...– Annie Dillard Teaching a Stone to Talk
Leap, and the net will appear.– John Burroughs (via thetaoofdana)
The rain is coming down sideways and the thunder is making me wish I had tea and a novel instead of coworkers and office politics. It’s hard to come in every day and face the same frustrations. Rinse overnight. Repeat as desired. Monotony. Stress. Frustration. Is it Friday yet? I could use a motivational breakthrough, but instead I feel dangerously close to a breakdown. Let’s hope...
History shows that modern-day schooling started with the Industrial Revolution,...– 4 Reasons to Change the Way We Think About School (via jazzonia)
The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of...– The Sorrows of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To our last word...
As much as there are really aggravating things about my life right now, and as much as it doesn’t at all look the way I want my life to look, I need to live the now, not the someday. I need to remember that each day contributes to my final picture, and if I live them in anger (even under the pretense of a waiting period such as this) I will have to carry that anger. I don’t want that....
I’ve always hated Mondays, the whole lot of them. Too much whiplash, snapping...– Losing Julia, Jonathan Hull
Sunday morning #1
And so it begins. I’m sitting here listening to my ex-military chaplain and retired lawyer preach to me in German. I am not fluent or caffeinated and I currently feel more than a little resentful of this whole religious business. My choir has already had their first hissy fit of the year—and we haven’t even begun regular rehearsals yet. *sigh* I can’t say I’m...
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no...– Madeleine L’Engle
Poutine from Frenchies for lunch!!! Life is okay.
–noun 1. the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another: She was overcome with shame. 2. susceptibility to this feeling: to be without shame. 3. disgrace; ignominy: His actions brought shame upon his parents. 4. a fact or circumstance bringing disgrace or regret: The bankruptcy of the business was a...