Wednesday, February 18, 2015


…Last night the sky was twenty shades of pink and fuchsia.  Then it turned to mauve and purple and plum.  After it got darker, the clouds looked brooding.  It was something else.  You should have seen it.  It would have taken your breath away.

…Today on the news I heard an expert (is there such a thing?) saying that in the first ten minutes of meeting a stranger you will be lied to no less than three times.  Apparently strangers want us to think they are better people than they might otherwise be.  I thought that was interesting.

…Each day I get a different, random song stuck in my head.  Here’s what it’s looked like:

“Legal Boys,” Elton John
“Faithfully,” Journey
“Live Again,” Pink
“What If God Was One Of Us,” Joan Osborne
“Mandolin Rain,” Bruce Hornsby and The Range
“Don’t You Want Me, Baby” The Human League
“Most People,” Dawes
“Everybody Wants You,”  Billy Squier

…I like Wednesdays, even when they’re gray and murky out like today.
And here are some other things I like:

“Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do than what one can do.” Lin Yuang

“From long familiarity, we know what honor is. It is what enables the individual to do right in the face of complacency and cowardice. It is what enables the soldier to die alone, the political prisoner to
resist, the singer to sing her song, hardly appreciated, on a side street.”  Mark Helprin

“My motto was to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was to keep swinging.”  Hank Aaron

“Act as if it were impossible to fail.” Dorothea Brande

 “You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it. That's the only way to get to the top.” Emil Zatopek (1922-) Czech Middle Distance Runner

“Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.”  Dr. Benjamin Spock

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