Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher
I knew from a young age I was going to play the clarinet.
That was my mom’s instrument, and I thought following in her footsteps would win me a ticket to joining Band with my friends in fifth grade.
Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses. ~Proverb
A friend of mine says you can’t fix stupid, and she’s 100 percent right.
But maybe it’s possible to fix pettiness.
Like the other day in church.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher and writer
What do you think you’re doing
Clinging to that wall?
Madam, I’m merely
Trying to see if this brick
Makes a sturdy house.
No man is a failure who is enjoying life. ~William Feather, American publisher and author
When my sis and I were little, we got together with two kids next door and decided to dig to China.
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, nineteenth century American poet
Gathering storm clouds
Hurricane remnants perhaps?
No, just a cold front
Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance. ~Dan Greenburg, American writer
There once was a caramel-colored cat
Who discovered a lass as she sat
He snuggled up close
She thought he was gross
And that was the end of that!
A bargain ain’t a bargain unless it’s something you need. ~Sidney Carroll, American film and TV writer
You have to be a pretty good detective when you have sensitive skin … and allergies.
Makeup counters, laundry detergents, and even shopping can be perilous. No wonder, since skin is the largest organ we humans have (about 20 square feet in area!)
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them. ~Andre Gide, Nobel Prize-winning French author
Perhaps Monsieur Gide never came face to face with THIS:
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~Mahatma Gandhi
This silent treatment
Is getting more than old.
Same argument as before
With no resolution in sight.
Surely we can do better than that.
Like clouds boiling in a darkened sky
Our emotions take center stage.
What we need to remember
Is why we’re together
And how strong we are
To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go. ~Mary Oliver, American poet
Don’t leave me in the Spring —
When tiny robins and bunnies leap from their nests
When lilac blossoms waft fragrant on gentle breezes
When sun-splashed skies exude fathoms of blue.
Don’t leave me in the Summer —
When vacation trails beckon adventures to warm beaches
When the ice cream truck bell shimmers refreshment
When fireworks adorn the skies and Sol glows until bedtime.
Don’t leave me in the Fall —
When tree fashion turns to reds, golds, and bronzes
When sweaters, flannel, and blue jeans emerge from hiding
When togetherness means pumpkins, apple cider, and football.
Don’t leave me in Winter —
When lacy snowflakes multiply into mountains of white
When absolute stillness opens its arms to a huge maize moon
When holidays and holy days fade disagreements and strife.
Just don’t leave me at all, okay?