“Courage, Elena.’ Brushing his fingertips over her cheek, he led her back to the infirmary. ‘Of that I know you have an imprudent amount.”
Nalini Singh, Archangel’s Legion
(Elena) “It isn’t only hurt you avoid by avoiding bonds’ — she tried to make him see the truth it had taken her almost two decades to understand…’you miss out on the painful joy that comes from throwing your heart wide open and going hell-for-leather.’
A pause, then words that were stones thrown into the tranquil mirror of an unbroken lake, (Aodhan) ‘Are you not afraid?’
‘Terrified,’ she admitted, thinking of the violent stab of vulnerability that had hit her just that morning. “But you know what? Fuck fear.”
~ Nalini Singh, Archangel’s Legion
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
~ Albert Einstein
“True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.”
~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride
“Love is another kind of power, which shouldn’t surprise you. Magic comes from emotions, among other things.”
~ Jim Butcher, Blood Rites
“I don’t believe it,’ Quince says with absolute certainty. ‘ I don’t believe anything magical can make someone more in love.’ […] He looks me right in the eye as he says, ‘Love is already the strongest magic in the world.”
~ Tera Lynn Childs, Forgive My Fins
“Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.”
~ Jimi Hendrix
“Love me or hate me I promise that it will never make or break me…<3”
~ Tyra Banks, Tyra’s Beauty Inside & Out
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
~ Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP
“And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”
~ Holy Bible: The New King James Version
“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness
“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
~ David Foster Wallace, This Is Water
“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
~ Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven
I really admired a recent post on guidelines for making resolutions. I re-blogged that yesterday. I agree that resolutions so often can be unrealistic, rigid, unloving, guilt inducing things that we use for a short period of time and then quickly abandon. I’ve tried to do something different for almost ten years and it has worked good for me. If you want to try the traditional type of New Year’s Resolutions, then I highly recommend reading this:
I have plans to make my traditional New Year’s Resolutions. I am just a bit behind. I was a bit behind last year as well, didn’t post them until January 17th. When I noticed that last week I thought, oh well that’s alright, I’m not going to be that far off the mark this year either.
Well in preparation of my resolutions post I have been reviewing the previous resolutions that I had posted to my blog. I will probably post about that review tomorrow and think that should help me quite a bit towards writing out my new list. 🙂
“When you have learned something from the incident, it’s not a failure anymore.”
~ my brother Terry
This is to let you all know that I am participating this year in the Company for Christmas blog/chat. I have my chat page up now and if anyone wants to stop by to say hello and perhaps chat, if they have time, I will be there for the next four hours this morning. I will also be back there this evening about six pm onwards. Stop by and say hi and visit if you have the time.
The purpose of the Company for Christmas blog is to provide a safe space for the wordpress community to go to chat and be with someone through this holiday time.
Here is my link:
If you miss me there at the times I will be there, consider stopping by there and looking to see what chats are open at any time. They are listed on the right hand side of the screen.
I have been told to mention that you should follow their blog, and you can just unfollow after you are done chatting, so that the responses will update for you automatically and you won’t need to keep refreshing your page all the time, since the chatting is going on in the blog pages and the comments sections instead of in a chat room.
Again here are a couple of my resource pages for holiday coping:
The world is what you make of it, friend. If it doesn’t fit, you make alterations.
~ Stella, played by Linda Hunt, in the movie Silverado.
Life is the great experiment. Each of us is an experiment of one– observer and subject– making choices, living with them, recording the effects.