Tuesday, August 31, 2010


If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for
wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the
potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees
the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And
what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so
intoxicating, as possibility!

Søren Kierkegaard

Friday, August 20, 2010


“Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.”- Edward Thorndike (1874-1949), American psychologist

"Learning colors a man more than the deepest dye."
- Chinese Proverb

"Only the educated are free."
- Epictetus (55-135), stoic Greek philosopher

Thursday, August 19, 2010


"Memory is a giggling sprite and will not be tamed. She takes flight the moment the present becomes the past."

— Real Live Preacher

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very;" your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain

Sunday, August 8, 2010


You’ve been walking in circles, searching. Don’t drink by the water’s edge. Throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst end.
— Jeanette Berson


It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting……Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams master the lessons we have learned as we have moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up…. [At this point] Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.
— Paulo Coelho


Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
— Elbert Hubbard

Saturday, August 7, 2010


"Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screeneed porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape."

— Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


"I can’t go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then."

— Lewis Carroll


"It may have just been a moment to you, but it changed every single one that followed for me."

I Wrote This For You

Thursday, August 5, 2010


"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
It’s a perfectly simple idea—a sage lyric from
Leonard Cohen—but I’m not sure I never thought about the cracks in things or in ourselves quite like that. The idea that the cracks actually bring the gift of illumination is a huge sigh of relief.
I repeat the lines in my head over and over again and I feel liberated. Why try to hide an imperfection that brings with it light? Imagine, if we begin to see the cracks like this, what happens to the rest of our fractures and flaws? There must be
a silver lining to more of the less-than-perfect traits that we too often try to cover/mask/hide.
As I muse on the idea of celebrating my own imperfections, I encourage you to do the same. Let’s turn self-consciousness on its ear and willingly reveal the fissures that run through each of us. Perhaps if we begin to look at the cracks under a new, gentler, more tolerant lens, perhaps we can bring to light all the beauty—the big perfectly imperfect picture—of who we are."