Friday, April 30, 2004
a batter striking out and the umpire saying: "Three strikes and you're
forgiven!" A man in the crowd is then shown whispering to a friend about
the umpire: "Must be a Unitarian Universalist."
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
-- Woody Allen
And the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started, and know the
place for the first time." T.S. Eliot
Monday, April 26, 2004
-- Clarence Darrow
Saturday, April 17, 2004
voices. They want us to listen, they want us to understand their intrinsic
claims, their justice of being....But we can give it to them only
through the love that listens"
Sunday, April 11, 2004
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Saturday, April 10, 2004
-- Alfred North Whitehead
Friday, April 09, 2004
Rilke's poem "The Walk" invokes an image of later
life, a time of life by which we are grasped even if
we cannot grasp it-- that "sunny hill" which belongs
to old age imagined as 'our future selves:'
My eyes already touch the sunny hill,
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has its inner light, even from a distance--
and changes us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it, we
a gesture waves us on, answering our own wave...
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.
Rainer Maria Rilke, "Spaziergang" or "The Walk,"
written in the Alps, 1924.
Sunday, April 04, 2004
to say to him, "What are you going through?" -Simone Weil~*~
can find information on it.
-- Samuel Johnson, quoted in Boswell's Life of Johnson