avoid any train of thought that leads off the beaten track.
Concentrate on money,
and (above all)
on your own grievances.
Keep the radio on.
Live in a crowd.
Use plenty of sedation.
If you must read books, select them very carefully. But you’d be safer to stick to the papers. You’ll find the advertisements helpful;
especially those with a sexy or a snobbish appeal.
“Peace is the fruit of love, a love that is also justice. But to grow in love requires work — hard work. And it can bring pain because it implies loss — loss of the certitudes, comforts, and hurts that shelter and define us.”
~Jean Vanier from Finding Peace
Photo by George Duncan, cc by-nc-nd 2.0
Hear more of Jean Vanier in L’Arche a Community of Brokenness and Beauty
During which I have had eyes, ears, hands
And the great world round me;
And with tomorrow begins another.
Why am I allowed two?
G. K. Chesterton,”Evening”
“I love stories. Stories have saved my life, and I also question stories even as I tell them…We all have stories to tell…It’s the complexity of the human heart that I think is poetry’s subject — the complexity of the human experience. I think the best poets writing today represent that complexity in the broadest, deepest sense.”
Kicking off this final day of the work week with this smooth track from Laura Marling. Where can I go? Where can’t I go.
New music from Laura Marling = a great morning. Check out new track Where Can I Go? here.
Marling’s new album, Once I Was An Eagle, is due for release on May 27.