Quote for Today: Toni Morrison

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She left me the way people leave a hotel room. A hotel room is a place to be when you are doing something else. Of itself it is of no consequence to one’s major scheme. A hotel room is convenient. But its convenience is limited to the time you need it while you are in that particular town on that particular business; you hope it is comfortable, but prefer, rather, that it be anonymous. It is not, after all, where you live.

Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
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Quote for Today: P.S. Baber

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You can never really escape. It goes with you, wherever you go. Somehow, the prairie dust gets in your blood, and it flows through your veins until it becomes a part of you. The vast stretches of empty fields, the flat horizons of treeless plains. The simplicity of the people—good, earnest people. The way they talk and the way they live. The lack of occurrence, lack of attention, lack of everything. All that—it’s etched into your soul and it colors the way you see everything and it becomes a part of you. Eventually, Ms. Harper, when you leave, everything you experience outside of Kansas will be measured against all you know here. And none of it will make any sense.
P.S. BaberCassie Draws the Universe
Image: Kansas © Katherine McDaniel, 2015

Quote for Today: Mary Oliver

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Exuberant
© Katherine McDaniel, 2015
Alberta Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park

I wanted the past to go away, I wanted
to leave it, like another country; I wanted
my life to close, and open
like a hinge, like a wing, like the part of the song
where it falls
down over the rocks: an explosion, a discovery;
I wanted
to hurry into the work of my life; I wanted to know,

whoever I was, I was

alive
for a little while.
― Mary Oliver, “Dream Work”

In memory of Melanie (Meloney) Vis. You are missed and loved. Godspeed!

Quote for Today: Jeanette Winterson

When I left home at sixteen I bought a small rug. It was my roll-up world. Whatever room, whatever temporary place I had, I unrolled the rug. It was a map of myself. Invisible to others, but held in the rug, were all the places I had stayed – for a few weeks, for a few months. On the first night anywhere new I liked to lie in bed and look at the rug to remind myself that I had what I needed even though what I had was so little.

Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal

Quote for Today: Terry Pratchett

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
Terry PratchettA Hat Full of Sky
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May 2015 bring you the journey you need. We’d love to travel with you for a while!
Best wishes,
kat
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