"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; forgive them anyway. If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish,ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, there may be jealousy; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway. " - Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (a.k.a. Mother Teresa)
Once I spoke the language of the flowers Once I understood each word the caterpillar said Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings And shared a conversation with the housefly in my bed Once I heard and answered all the questions of the crickets And joined the crying of each falling flake of snow, Once I spoke the language of the flowers How did it go? How did it go?
The Storyteller's Creed by Robert Fulghum
I believe that imagination is more important than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
My pencil is a rocket It shoots up in the air It lands down near my pocket To write words...like hair
Written by my sister, Carole (circa 1970) (Published completely without her permission) *She has informed me there will be legal action.
I wonder if I've been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I can almost remember feeling a little different. But if I am not the same, the next question is, "Who in the world am I?" Ah, that's the great puzzle. ~ Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll
There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want. ~ Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature's first green is gold Her hardest hue to hold Her early leaf's a flower But only so an hour Then leaf subsides to leaf So Eden sank to grief So dawn goes down to day Nothing gold can stay. ~Robert Frost
Maggie & Millie & Mollie & May
maggie and millie and molly and may went down to the beach (to play one day)
and maggie discovered a shell that sang so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles, and
millie befriended a stranded star whose rays 5 fingers languid were;
and molly was chased by a horrible thing which raced sideways by blowing bubbles: and
may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone
for whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea