Thursday, September 5, 2002

Quotes for the day
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
-- Walter Anderson

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
-- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
-- Tallulah Bankhead

Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.
-- Muriel Spark

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
-- Franz Kafka

Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.
-- John Keats

If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.
-- John A. Wheeler

Work in Progress
Breath of Angels
Saintly spirits, do you huddle with wings around us, comforting us as we cry?
Do you stand tall beside our homes, protecting us as the storm rages?
Do you soar above us as we travel, clearing a safe path on the road ahead?
Guardians, how often do you walk among us, sharing your gifts of grace, unseen, unknown?
Messengers, do whisper our prayers to God
At night, in dark, when all seems lost, our own voices mute?
You who have seen the Light of the Risen Lord,
Do you calm us with the promise of the light the morning shall bring?
Breath of angels, let us join your song of praise,
For this we share: To Christ our Lord, amen.

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