Saturday, March 21, 2020

Saturday ~ March 21, 2020

My illusion is more real to me than reality. And so do we often build our world on an error, and cry out that the universe is falling to pieces, if anyone but lift a finger to replace the error by truth.

(Mary Antin, 1881 - 1949)

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday ~ March 20, 2020

It is the first day because it has never been before and the last day because it will never be again. Be alive, if you can, all through this day - today - of your life. What's to be done? What's to be done? Follow your feet. Put on the coffee. Start the orange juice, the bacon, the toast. Then go wake up your children and your spouse. Think about the work of your hands... Live in the needs of the day.

(Frederick Buechner, b. 1926)

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thursday ~ March 19, 2020

I drove down the Freeway
And turned off at an exit
And went along the highway
Till it came to a side road
Drove up the side road
Till it turned into a dirt road
Full of bumps, and stopped.
Walked up the trail
But the trail got rough
And it faded away--
Out in the open,
Everywhere to go.

(Gary Snyder, b. 1930)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday ~ March 18, 2020

There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by. A life of good days lived in the senses is not enough. The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less; time is ample and its passage sweet.

(Annie Dillard, b. 1945)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday ~ March 17, 2020

The tendency to fix responsibility is inescapable. If responsibility for ills can be pinned down, then the possibility of attacking and uprooting them is very real. This possibility is in the profound confidence that a structure of moral integrity undergirds all of life; that such a structure is basic in the totality of all experience. Things do not happen, merely; they are part of some kind of rationale. If this can be tracked down and understood, then the living experience, however terrible, makes sense. Even though one is never able to accomplish this tracking down, one cannot destroy the confidence that the logic of all ills is knowable.

(Howard Thurman, 1899 - 1981)

Monday, March 16, 2020

Monday ~ March 16, 2020

We owe most of our great inventions and most of the achievements of genius to idleness - either enforced or voluntary. The human mind prefers to be spoonfed with the thoughts of others, but deprived of such nourishment it will, reluctantly, begin to think for itself - and such thinking, remember, is original thinking and may have valuable results.

(Agatha Christie, 1891 - 1976)

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday ~ March 15, 2020

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world!

(Anne Frank, 1929 - 1945)


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