Quote for Today: Waylon Lewis

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I would like to go to sleep each night by thanking you for being with me,

And wake each morning pleasantly surprised to find you are in my life,

I would like to feel admiration for the littlest things you do, and how,

and how you look others in the eyes, openly, with affection, sparkling but strong.

Forever is not important to me, but this is.

Waylon Lewis, Things I Would Like To Do With You

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Quote for Today: Mary Oliver

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As for the body, it is solid and strong and curious
and full of detail: it wants to polish itself; it
wants to love another body; it is the only vessel in
the world that can hold, in a mix of power and
sweetness: words, song, gesture, passion, ideas,
ingenuity, devotion, merriment, vanity, and virtue.
Mary Oliver, Evidence: Poems

 

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Quote for Today: Wally Lamb

 

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“We are like water, aren’t we? We can be fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too.” And something else, I think to myself. Like water, we mostly follow the path of least resistance.
Wally Lamb, We Are Water

Katherine McDaniel, Johnson’s Shut-Ins, Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, MO, 2016

 

 

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Quote for Today: Agnes Repplier

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A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.

Agnes RepplierA Short Defense of Villains  from Essays in Miniature

Quote for Today: Lori Lifsey

When we feel weak, we drop our heads on the shoulders of others. Don’t get mad when someone does that. Be honored. For that person trusted you enough to, even if subtly, ask you for help.
Soldier with wounded Iraqi child (PDI)
…Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again … we are survivors. If you are here today… you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it through hell and are still standing? We bear a different name: warriors.
                                                                                                   ―Lori Lifsey