Also, I am finally caught up and though still behind I am at least officially in October and working on October posts (this would be the post for Oct. 1)
We only remember one week of good time, but never go back to what we scarified for that one week.”
~ Ravindra Shukla, A Maverick Heart: Between Love and Life
I liked this one a bit better…
“Talking about abstract things is important. Having big, wild conversations about concepts like art, music, time travel, and dreams makes it much easier when you’ll eventually need to talk about things like anger, sadness, pain, and love.”
~ Tom Burns
OK, that quote – I am such a heretic. Poor A.W., he never met a person like me, and if he did… I am sure he felt sorry for me. Not worthy of his pity, but in this era, I find that worship, as practiced by the mega churches and the infidels, to be highly over rated.
Also, I am finally finished catching up with the posts I missed in September. Can I catch up all of October in 6 days?
I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.”
~ A.W. Tozer
How does one answer finish this… don’t we all know by now that never is a silly word to use after the word “I”? Wait, unless you are a southern belle and bat your eyelashes while proclaiming that “Well, I never” (and even then, it is a cultural indulgence because we all know that “she probably”)
“Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
My son, shit but that parenting for people who want to be parents is a pretty awesome thing.
“Have patience with all things but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that.”
~ Saint Frances de Sales
“A sensible person does not read a novel as a task. He reads it as a diversion. He is prepared to interest himself in the characters and is concerned to see how they act in given circumstances, and what happens to them; he sympathizes with their troubles and is gladdened by their joys; he puts himself in their place and, to an extent, lives their lives. Their view of life, their attitude to the great subjects of human speculation, whether stated in words or shown in action, call forth in him a reaction of surprise, of pleasure or of indignation. But he knows instinctively where his interest lies and he follows it as surely as a hound follows the scent of a fox. Sometimes, through the author’s failure, he loses the scent. Then he flounders about till he finds it again. He skips.”
~ W. Somerset Maugham, Great novelists and their novels;: Essays on the ten greatest novels of the world, and the men and women who wrote them
That the dangers of optimism create the greatest and worthiest of the unseen gifts.
That is a fancy way of saying shit happens and learn to deal with it, it is good for you.
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
~ Roald Dahl