People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~Iris Murdoch, Irish and British novelist and philosopher
Monthly Archives: July 2020
Sunday’s Gem — Obsidian
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist
Feeling under stress? Suffering from pain or a wounded spirit?
Then get yourself some Obsidian!
A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. ~John Henry Newman, English theologian and poet
Because of the pandemic, I haven’t had a flute lesson in months, and I’ve missed it.
It’s bad enough practicing the same pieces assigned to me back in early March; but knowing that I might have slipped into bad form/habits without somebody to supervise me is worrisome.
Wolf in Sheep’s Skin
Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. ~ Joyce Brothers, American psychologist
to be so
suggestions and gimmicks
designed to show me that you
aren’t the Mean Girl I fear you are,
that you have my best interests at heart
and there’s no way you’d ever bring me harm.
Why, then, do I lie awake pondering?
Why, then, are my dreams tormenting me?
Why do I wake up shivering,
my heart pounding, out of breath?
Wait, now I remember —
I’ve been here before.
is at hand,
Note: This is a Double Etheree.
Ten Things I’ve Learned Since My Third Decade
I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. ~Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President
By the time a person is thirty, he or she should have learned a few life lessons.
Some, we gain the hard way, by experiencing the consequences of not living as we should. Others, we glean from the folly of friends or family.
Here are ten lessons I wish my thirty-year-old self had embraced: