Monday, June 19, 2006
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad.
It's such a straightforward sort of colour.
I never squint at a black tee shirt, wondering if it goes with my black jeans.
I never have to get up in the morning, thinking "I wonder what colour I'll wear today."
And black goes with anything.
As long as the anything is black.
- Neil Gaiman
The agony in my fears mirrors the blood of my bitter solitude.
-Lemuel W. H. Ranier
It was then, staring into the fear, that my tortured existence was truly born.
How do I say goodbye to what we had, the good times that made us laugh outweigh the bad, I thought we'd get to see forever, but forevers gone away - it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday
Three of the tomato plants. See the little baby tomatoes! The fencing is to keep out bunnies and naughty next door neighbor children :)
The basil plants, they really took off this week after the rain.
The sunflowers all died, naughty children next door kept pulling them out of the pot. The thyme is still growing, the chives are about half dead, and the cucumber plant is still alive if I can just get it into the ground! Never got the spinach and onions seeds planted, probably too hot now.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
The Parable of Twins
Once upon a time, twin boys were conceived. Weeks passed and the twins developed. As their awareness grew, they laughed for joy, "Isn't it great that we were conceived" Isn't it great to be alive?"
Together the twins explored their world. When they found their mother's cord that gave them life, they sang for joy! "How great is our mother's love that she shares her own life with us!"
As weeks stretched into months, the twins noticed how much each was changing, "What does it mean?" asked one.
"It means our stay in this world is drawing to an end." said the other
"But I don't want to go," said one. "I want to stay here always."
"We have no choice," said the other. "But maybe there is life after birth."
"But how can there be?" responded one. "We will shed our life cord and how is life possible without it? Besides we have seen evidence that others were here before us and none of them has returned to tell us there is life after birth. No, this is the end. Maybe there is no mother at all."
"But there has to be," protrested the other. "How else did we get here? How do we remain alive?"
"Have you ever seen our mother?" said one. "Maybe she only lives in our minds. Maybe we made her up because the idea made us feel good."
The other replied "well if you are very quiet, you might hear her sing and feel how she carassess our little world."
"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself."- Jean Anouilh
"A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one."- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
"Love is the life of the soul. It is the harmony of the universe."- William Ellery Channing
"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand."- Unknown
"Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride whorthwhile."- Franklin P. Jones
"Where there is love there is life."- Gandhi
I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine. - The Song of Solomon
I have nothing more to give you than my heart. - Spanish saying
Here is my heart, guard it well. - French saying