Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Close and Open Like a Hinge

“I wanted the past to go away, I wanted to leave it, like another country; I wanted my life to close, and open like a hinge, like a wing, like the part of the song where it falls down over the rocks; an explosion, a discovery; I wanted to hurry into the work of my life; I wanted to know, whoever I was, I was alive for a little while.” -Mary Oliver

Monday, February 11, 2019

Being Passive

"“The purgatory of passivity is resentment. It will form the way a puddle does, drop by drop. Then, as the drops accumulate, the puddle of resentment becomes a stream.”
-Barbara Pachter

Monday, January 29, 2018

Successful Mothers

 "Somehow I know that women who stay home all the time have the most unpleasant homes there are. You give me a woman who thinks about something besides cook stoves and wash tubs and baby flannels, and I'll show you, nine times out of ten, a successful mother."

-Martha Hughes Cannon

Monday, January 1, 2018

Busy Nothings

  1. "Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings

    -Jane Austen's Mansfield Park

Monday, December 18, 2017

Axis of the Soul

"...the stilling of the soul within the activities of the mind and body so that it might be still as the axis of a revolving wheel is still."

Charles Morgan (via Gifts from the Sea)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

On Something We Cannot Control

"Our self worth should never be given away or depend on something that we cannot control. It should rest in ourhands and our hearts. When we choose a life and the rituals that have us feeling amazing, we will naturally attract great love. The trick, is to not then give our heart away, but rather, share it."

Mark Groves

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Clues

"The final answer, I know, is always inside. But the outside can give a clue, can help one to find the inside answer. One is free, like the hermit crab, to change one's shell."

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea