Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Note - Worthy?

Hunkering down and waiting out the snowstorm, it's a good time to look through my memo-pad, which I carry in my back pocket while everyone else take notes on their PDA's. I'm rarely without a pen and a small notebook. After a couple months it fills up, and I like to sort through it and pick out notations that might be worth saving.
In this memo-pad:

"The person you love is 72.8% water."

"No two paths are really the same. Each of us goes our own personal way. Only the down-deep yearning to touch the stars beyond us and the oceans within us, is common to us all." (Joan Chittester)

"To believe is to care. To care is to act."
(bumper sticker sponsored by United Church of Christ)

"There's a certain feeling when you realize that you've actually left the planet for a bit and that nobody can touch you. You're elevated because you're with a bunch of guys that want to do the same as you. And when it works, baby, you've got wings" (Keith Richards )

I wonder if, as Thomas Merton suggested, I've spent so much of my life impersonating myself."

"SUAVEMENTE" = "gently" in Spanish

"In Chicago, you need your friends three times: At you wedding; At your wake: And at your first indictment. (Dialogue from "The Good Wife")

Jealousy. It can make a man marry you, or throw acid in your face."

"You will come to dinner with my mother.You will be in hell, but you will sit there silently because that's what people do in a relationship: They average out their misery." ("Cuddy", in an episode of "Houes M.D.")

Two books to order:

"Fragments" (letters and poems of Marilyn Monroe)

"Catch and Release" by Mark Kingwell ("Trout Fishing and the Meaning of Life")

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