Once up on a time, they say, there was a girl . . . there was a boy . . . there was a person who was in trouble. And this is what she did . . . and what he did . . . and how they learned to survive it. This is what they did . . . and why one failed . . . and why another triumphed in the end. And I know that it’s true, because I danced at their wedding and drank their very best wine.
~ Terri Windling
Month: December 2013
At the end of the day
At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.
~ Steve Maraboli
What, me worry?
If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
Cooking in the new kitchen
Some sensible person once remarked that you spend the whole of your life either in your bed or in your shoes. Having done the best you can by shoes and bed, devote all the time and resources at your disposal to the building up of a fine kitchen. It will be, as it should be, the most comforting and comfortable room in the house.
~ Elizabeth David (1913-1992), “French Country Cooking”
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
~ Robert Frost
Faith is not an easy virtue; but, in the broad world of a person’s total voyage through time to eternity, faith is not only a gracious companion, but an essential guide.
~ Theodore M. Hesburgh
In the thickets of life
The word thicket is ancient, little changed in sound or spelling from the Old English thiccet, meaning “thick place.” So, thicket is a dense growth of vines, canes, succulents, shrubbery, small trees, impenetrably tangled, almost impassable. Thicket is often a transitional phase of plant succession, between scrub and woodland. It can also be a permanent feature, such as Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas.
~ Charles Frazier, Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape