Friday, May 21, 2010


I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable...but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
~Agatha Christie~

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Every mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
Pearl S. Buck

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Love of God

The love of God, unutterable and perfect,
          flows into a pure soul the way that light
          rushes into a transparent object.
The more love that it finds, the more it gives
          itself; so that, as we grow clear and open,
          the more complete the joy of heaven is.
And the more souls who resonate together,
          the greater the intensity of their love,
          and, mirror-like, each soul reflects the other.
By Dante Alighieri (1265? - 1321) English version by Stephen Mitchell

Monday, May 3, 2010


Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being.
Brother David Steindl-Rast

Sunday, May 2, 2010

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset.
Crowfoot, a leader of the Blackfoot nation

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.” -Ben Franklin