--HUGS CAN BE DECEIVING
…Wow, “Orange Is The New Black,” Season 2, is really good. Much darker than the first season. Great acting. Incredible characters, and lots of them. Conflict every five minutes. What’s not to love?
…Here are bits I like midweek:
"You are a little soul, carrying around a corpse." Epictetus.
"I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed." Mary Oliver
“The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die.” Steve PreFontaine
“Most of us can, if we choose, make this world either a prison or a palace.” Lord Avebury
“Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing.” -Eve Ensler
“It is better to say, "This one thing I do" than to say, "These forty things I dabble in." Washington Gladden
“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” Nicholas Murray Butler
“I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can you can't do any better.” Harry S. Truman
“Every man stamps his value on himself... man is made great or small by his own will.” J.C.F. von Schiller
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." Helen Keller
That’s the kind of a person it takes to be a writer." Avi Steinberg
"I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.” Pablo Neruda