Friday Before Labor Day
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.-- Carl Sagan [Universe of Pie? A kitchen with a pre-heated stove, a pie pan, flour, water, filling, salt? A cook? Butter? A hungry companion?]
Try to love someone who you want to hate, because they are just like you, somewhere inside, in a way you may never expect, in a way that resounds so deeply within you that you cannot believe it. -- Margaret Cho, weblog, 03-11-04 [A pretty profound thought for a comedian.]
If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues' initials on 'em, and pass them along. When in doubt, route.-- Malcolm Forbes [Just thought this was funny, in looking at MY desk.]
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge [And the simplicity of presentation helps people imagine that the dream could be real.]
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.-- Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, September 2002 [Most days I wish I had a little more of that "energy of the universe." I'd settle for the "energy on my block."]
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.-- Carl Jung [The idea of play, creativity, and adults...]
That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. -- Simone de Beauvoir
Off to Ohio for a family reunion, a class reunion, and festival fun. This is one we can't miss--the parade is great, and where else can you get melon flavored ice cream and sherbet? Milan Melon Festival (Milan being the birthplace of Thomas Edison).
30 years--how did it happen to us? Don't know if I'm looking forward to seeing a bunch of older people or not, especially since I'm one of them. The New London Firelands Festival is this weekend too, as always.
Would be remiss if I didn't mention the Hoosier highlight festival of the weekend:
Very Odd Haiku of the Day
They're soft and comfy,
Or sticky, smelly, gross, and
Gray. Just throw them out!