are aligned, as though they were three characters
finally in a conversation together,
three notes suddenly making a chord.
~ Rebecca Solnit
~ James Howard Kunstler
After the work is read, attention must be given.
This is the time for serious reflection
that goes beyond the act of good reading
to the broader acts of good living.
~ James W. Sire
with the wind of thy loving-kindness
winnow the chaff of my works,
and grant to my soul the wheat of forgiveness,
shut me in Thy heavenly storehouse
and save me.
~ Vespers prayer quoted by Frederica Mathewes-Green
we learned something a long time ago.
We learned to love one another.
That our siblinghood was strong
and gracious and unconditional.
~ Donna at Quiet Life
Love is a great beautifier.
~ Louisa May Alcott
If you are tired of parties, you ‘re going to the wrong church. ~ Matthew Barley (speaking of our church!)
whom you like very much
good food that you have cooked yourself.
~ Isak Dinesen
It doesn’t change things permanently,
but it makes everything OK for a while.
I have not yet witnessed
a spontaneous recovery from incompetence.
~ Anne Lamott
The purpose of music can be nothing else
but the glory of God
and the restoration of the heart.
~ Johann Sebastian Bach
~ P. D. James
It is easy to lean over the parapet at these points,
not nearly so easy to stop doing it;
the leisurely flow of the stream beneath
laughs at the scruples which would forbid you
to spend another five minutes in doing nothing…
another ten minutes…
another quarter of any hour,
so as to make it a round number by the clock.
~ Ronald A. Knox
It is without doubt useless
to explain how and why
the nature of things was thus decided.
~ Étienne Saint-Hilaire
agreed the Major.
~ Helen Simonson
that are vigorous and vital enough
to generate life and gusto in others.
To be contagious in my enthusiasm!
~ Luci Shaw