Archive for the 'Quotes' Category

Rain!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Look at what we woke up to! We’re praying for much much more of it. And, from one of my favorite poets: A Rainy Morning A young woman in a wheelchair, wearing a black nylon poncho spattered with rain is pushing herself through the morning. You have seen how pianists sometimes bend forward to strike […]

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Because He Was Himself

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

When a cat begins to lose his fur, it is a very humiliating and terrible thing. He looked and felt so forlorn that he lost all appetite. And about this time it occurred to him that his housekeepers might give notice, that if he became a permanent invalid, they would no longer care to look […]

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Just Doing It

Friday, January 24th, 2014

I don’t know what else to title this post. Back in the early days of blogging, people started blogs as social interaction. If the blog had a steady readership, the author would feel a need to explain any gap in posting. Then, other writers started to mock the self-importance of those posts. Who cares why […]

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In Memory of Snow

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Taken last year at Yosemite… This year we are not going to the snow. There are some resorts open that are making artificial snow, and a few high peaks may have snow left from last year. But there has been no snow this season. None anywhere. Look up at the miracle of the falling snow,—the […]

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Out of Time

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

“But love, sooner or later, forces us out of time. It does not accept that limit. Of all that we feel and do, all the virtues and all the sins, love alone crowds us at last over the edge of the world. For love is always more than a little strange here. It is not […]

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The Whale

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

We have watched this movie several times. I am moved each time. If the video doesn’t work, see here. Read about Luna at the website. The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That’s the essence of inhumanity. –George Bernard Shaw

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Coloured State of Grace

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Taken spring 2013 at my parents’ garden in Syracuse, New York. Shut your eyes, wait, think of nothing. Now, open them … one sees nothing but a great coloured undulation. What then? An irradiation and glory of colour. This is what a picture should give us … an abyss in which the eye is lost, […]

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Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Light did spread from corner to corner like a blanket above her. But it also touched in and out of tall trees like a thread. Day was sharp, but the shadows were soft, and she liked the way they curved around into night. There was a strange moistness to the air, a little like tears, […]

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If You Ask a Zebra a Question…

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

I asked the zebra Are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes? And the zebra asked me, Or you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits? Are you noisy with quiet times? Or are you quiet with noisy times? Are you happy with some sad days? Or are […]

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Clarity

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

“There are moments when a kind of clarity comes over you, and suddenly you can see through walls to another dimension that you’d forgotten or chosen to ignore in order to continue living with the various illusions that make life, particularly life with other people, possible.” – Nicole Krauss

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