Category Archives: quotations and poetry

the thousand minor details of each day

We struggle with, agonize over and bluster heroically about the great questions of life when the answers to most of these lie hidden in our attitude towards the thousand minor details of each day. -Robert Grudin

the courage not to turn away

Now I know, for what little it’s worth, what it means to be a girl growing up. Maybe you can choose not to put on the cloak, but then you’ll never be free, you can never soar. Or you can take on the mantle that is given you; but what the consequences may be, what […]

the story comes from within you

Jaya, I’ve awoken to something recently, and it has inspired me during this time in my life.  Here it is: life is scary, and it’s glorious.  You are never going to get it all right. You’ll get it deliciously messed up, and that will be a part of figuring out who you are… I want […]

this world is still a miracle

This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical, and more, to whosoever will think of it. -Thomas Dekker Another perfect passage that I found on Barnstorming.

the edge of some new light

Driving west tonight, the city dissolves behind us. I keep feeling we’re going farther than we’re going, a journey that started in the deep inkwell out of which our days are written. Nothing is said to indicate a monument, yet I perch on the edge of some new light. -Naomi Shihab Nye, Lights from Other […]

the most authentic endings

The temptation towards resolution, towards wrapping up the package, seems to me a terrible trap.  Why not be more honest with the moment? The most authentic endings are the ones which are already revolving towards another beginning. -Sam Shepard

my new kind of prayer

The secret of life is not about knowing what to say or do.  It’s not about doing love or loss right. Life cannot be handled. The secret is simply to show up. It’s about witnessing it all, even the pain, and letting it touch you and make you not harder, but more tender. Showing up, […]

wake up to the very life we’re living

Our intention is to affirm this life – not to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation – but simply to wake up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and desires out of its way and lets it act of it’s own […]

acknowledging the good

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. -Eckhart Tolle Thank you to Kerry, on whose lovely blog Next Trip Around the Sun I found this perfect line.

we still and always want waking

Why are we reading, if not in hope of beauty laid bare, life heightened and its deepest mystery probed? Can the writer isolate and vivify all in experience that most deeply engages our intellects and our hearts? Why are we reading, if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will […]