Monday, August 31, 2015

A Word Before School

It is the mark of an educated mind 
to be able to entertain a thought 
without accepting it. 


Monday, August 24, 2015

The Problem with People

I felt for the tormented whirlwinds
Damned for their carnal sins
Committed when they let their passions rule their reason.

- Dante Alighieri

Monday, August 17, 2015

One More Time

The right time 
is any time 
that one is still so lucky as to have.

- Henry James

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Summer Straddle

I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. 
I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.

-Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Redeeming Ruth

If you can't explain it to a six year old, 
you don't understand it yourself.

-Albert Einstein