one of my senior seminars (a short 30 years ago at mawaca in fredericksburg) was on beckett; i need to go back and re-read him, i think i might see it better now. winnie always mystified me. i believed she'd have been happier had she noticed the water. was there water? again, i'll have to go back and check it out. the other seminar? c. s. lewis. revisiting him, also, and happily so. lovely posters: aardvarkonsea. svpply.
this would be a nice bit of equipment
trailer for sale or rent,
rooms to let: fifty cents.
no phone, no pool, no pets.
i ain't got no cigarettes.
ah, but...two hours
of pushin' broom
eight by twelve
man of means by no means,
king of the road.
- roger miller
"...try your best not to get caught up in the ridiculousness of life.
It's easier than ever these days to get sidetracked by meaningless pageantry and unnecessary drama.
All it does is surround you in a fog of confusion and obscure you from your goal.
When this happens, step away from the mist and focus on what matters...
Remember that chaos is in the eye of the beholder.
Chaos only becomes frustrating when you choose to look at it that way.
Change your attitude and who knows what you might discover?
(Penicillin, Post-Its, Velcro and chocolate chip cookies, if you must know.)"
- title + quotes = a bloomsbury life: how to be happier
the quality of everything we do: our physical actions,
our verbal actions, and even our mental actions,
depends on our motivation. that's why it's important
for us to examine our motivation in our day to day life.
if we cultivate respect for others and our motivation is
sincere, if we develop a genuine concern for others’
well-being, then all our actions will be positive.
-the dalai lama