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between the coasts - U.S.A.
old broad
Interests: reading, gardening, biking
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"Therefore hold nothing dear, for separation from the dear is painful. There are no bonds for those who have nothing beloved or unloved" First you have to have the bonds, love and concern, otherwise, denying them is meaningless. A sociopath would be holy by that measure. I think it is enough for my life to feel those bonds more fully.
see avatar The caption is something about the thing I miss most is my mind. Here today gone tomorrow - age, wear and tear, mental illness.
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2013 on "Is anyone seeing this?" at Eucatastrophe Reader
not hypoglycemic but definitely a glutton. My sister and I used to sneak into the kitchen at night and make sugar sandwiches with buttered bread. My tastes have elevated but control is still a problem I wrestle with.
even if it is not an invasive species - as Joni Mitchell said there is a hiss of summer lawns - verdant - the vines on my trellis grow 3" a day - when I come home there is a new length waving at me - laughting reminds me of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
If anyone should get the protection of the law for self-defense it is the 14 year old boy stalked and accosted by a strange adult for no reason. Laumra Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
" somewhere else and then realizing that there can be a lot of shame in being a Southerner. I grew up just regular old guy in Alabama, and I feel like because of the stories that we are told and the things we read we think, “Oh man I guess... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life. by Adam Phillips 3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 · rating details · 47 ratings · 10 reviews A transformative book about the lives we wish we had and what they can teach us about who we are. All of us lead two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
Poem No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief, More pangs will, schooled at forepangs, wilder wring. Comforter, where, where is your comforting? Mary, mother of us, where is your relief? My cries heave, herds-long; huddle in a main, a chief Woe, wórld-sorrow; on an áge-old anvil wince... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2013 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
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Emerging Woman by unknown "Daughters, mothers, queens, virgins, wives, et al. derive meaning from their relation to another person. Witches, on the other hand, have power on their own terms. They create. They praise. They commune with nature / Spirit / God/dess / Choose-your-own-semantics, freely, and free of any mediator.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
“Now that I know art, this cell has become a prison.” Does art, music ever really ROCK you after now get out of that twenty-something space? Does poetry ever set a student of fire? What poetry? Are there true philistines that cannot be touched? Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
"We might understand these discoveries [about the galaxy/universe] in intellectual terms, but they are baffling abstractions, even disturbing, like the notion that each of us was the size of a dot, without mind or thought. Science has vastly expanded the scale of our cosmos, but our emotional reality is still... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
Hawking is the Borg - my words - "to understand Hawking, you had to understand the people and the machines without whom he would be unable to act and think; you had to understand the ways in which these entities augmented and amplified Hawking’s competencies. For example: The specialties of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
Michele Oka Doner "The doctors said that he would gradualy lose his memory -- not his ability to form new memories, but his ability to retrieve old ones . . . in short, to understand who he was. Tom's hand shot up. To my amazement, he suggested that [Karl] Pribram... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
& Seems like a good stretch for New Years resolutions Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
Lord of Misrule • Ian Norbury \LORD-uv-miss-ROOL\ • noun : a master of Christmas revels in England especially in the 15th and 16th centuries Examples: Jesters, pipers, jugglers, and drummers followed the lord of misrule into the court for the singing of the carols. "Christmas before Victoria was a wild... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
If someone waits for you it doesn't mean that they have nothing else to do, it just means that nothing else is more important than you... anon Waiting, waiting, waiting. All my life, I've been waiting for my life to begin, as if somehow my life was ahead of me,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone. Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar” William James Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
Lleva mucho tiempo llegar a ser joven. Pablo Picasso It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
"It's stupid to be afraid of drawing or to believe that you "can't draw." That's ridiculous. You might not remember it, but when you were a kid you drew and you loved it. You didn't care if the drawings were good. You drew without fear! You were fearless! Why are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
Asking who makes it possible for us to believe is the wrong question in my opinion. I return to your quote from the Quaker, Margarette Fell. Fox expressed the opinion that you had to 'say' the words not hear them said or have some one tell you they were said. You had to 'have' or 'be' the light. This is not the same as believing because you see someone else has the light. Good for them. But if you do not have it yourself you are a thief taking the word from others. "we have taken the scriptures in words, and know nothing of them in ourselves." I suppose an optimist would suggest you spend time and effort finding the light in yourself. "Christ's light ... God's presence within a person, ... a direct and personal experience of God". I can study the subject but I am much too cynical to believe.
Don't let the reindeer get you down! courtesty MrGuilt You don't have to give everything. You don't have to receive everything. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
Image Some days you shouldn't even get out of bed. Why respect to William Adolphe Bouguereau (William Bouguereau) (1825-1905) Premier Deuil (First Mourning) Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces
Paul Madonna a subject of great interest to me. More from this artist at Lines and Colors Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at MommaLibrarian's Commonplaces