https://youtu.be/U1fu_sA7XhE Continuing my favorite films of all time, presented in no particular order, "JAWS." I will say a bit about this one. We do an annual re-watching of this film before Summer sets in. There are plenty of water-going safety tips and wisdom here, and tons of quotable lines. "Jaws" is a horror story, a... Continue Reading →
Do you want to be famous? I don't. ( So far, that's working out for me!) Allow me to elaborate, and, probably digress. When I was nineteen years old, hammering away on my first typewriter, I entered a poetry contest, from an ad in the local paper. I received an "Honorable Mention" "award", and an... Continue Reading →
"It is always night, or we wouldn't need light." Thelonious Monk Some twenty-six years ago, I began writing down, collecting, quotes in a journal. One of the first entries is "There is a woman at the beginning of all great things." ~Alphonse Lamartine. I think I found that one on a tea tab for some... Continue Reading →
The rain has been seemingly incessant. It was ingrained in me throughout my youth not to be a "complainer." However, seeing as how I am now firmly into my middle age, I am, on occasion, given to indulging myself in a bit of complaining and I will tell you, I think I've had it with... Continue Reading →
A bit of wisdom gleaned from today's reading, though certainly it has been said before, paraphrased: If you want golden eggs, don't kill the golden goose.
I'm going to begin this post with an excerpt from a writing of Joan Didion. I'm telling you this only so that you'll know that isn't to be the entirety of this post. "Some years passed, but I still did not lose the sense of wonder about New York. I began to cherish the loneliness... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijpcUv-b8M The other day someone shared this great quote from Freddie Mercury that really spoke to me. I've found several versions of the quote. What that means is that what he meant when he wrote whatever it was, and what the listener/reader gets out of it or interprets it as, may... Continue Reading →
This quote works on so many levels. Human beings are perfectly imperfect. If you're still making changes, that means you're still learning new things.
Strung out on perfectionism and people pleasing. BOOM. ( Anne Lamott write up at Brain Pickings) I read this article/interview of Ethan Hawke the other day and how he's still taking himself very seriously. His attitude about it being that if he's taking himself seriously, at least that's one person. Katharine Hepburn said, "If... Continue Reading →
"The trouble with most people is, they think they have some right to you." ~ Teri Skultety
"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the Season, in which we are born." ~ Carl Jung
"To free ourselves from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves, there lies the great singular power of self-respect." ~ Joan Didion
imaginationis more importantthan knowledge.logic will take you from A to Bimagination will take youeverywhere.if at first an idea isn't absurdthere is no hope for it.where there is lovethere is no imposition.a person who never made any mistakesnever tried anything new.great spirits have always encounteredviolent opposition from mediocre minds.the most beautiful thing we can experienceis the... Continue Reading →
The soul decreases in value with age, seemingly in direct proportion to the gravity involved with keeping ones posterior from slipping. Best not to sell it, at any price, the soul, or the posterior. Mark Twain didn't say that.