Winter skies wink at me

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
~Annie Dillard


Sunday, February 15, 2009


What shall I do with all the days and hours
That must be counted ere I see thy face?
How shall I charm the interval that lowers
Between this time and that sweet time of grace?
~Frances Anne Kemble

Pounding the pavement

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
~Robert Louis Stevenson


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


How can the Church be received as a trustworthy guide in the invisible,
which falls into so many errors in the visible?
~John W. Draper

On life

Friday, February 6, 2009


We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress
except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
~Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

The long way home

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


We live in a very tense society. We are pulled apart... and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together....
I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude.
~Helen Hayes