For who am I? I know only that heel and toe, memory and metatarsal, I am...– Frederick Buechner (The Alphabet of Grace)
from "The Second Elegy"
by Rainer Maria Rilke If they were understood, lovers might say marvelous things in the night air. Because it seems everything wants to camouflage us. Look, trees exist; the houses we live in still hold up. But we pass by all of it like an exchange of breath. Everything conspires to ignore us, half out of shame, perhaps, half out of some speechless hope. Lovers, satisfied with each other,...
I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because...– C.S. Lewis (via mrbrendo)
from "High Tide in Tucson"
“But I treasure my memory of the day I lingered near water and covered no ground. I can’t think of a day in my life in which I’ve had such a clear fix on what it means to be human. Want is a thing that unfurls unbidden like fungus, opening large upon itself, stopless, filling the sky. But needs, from one day to the next, are few enough to fit in a bucket, with room enough to rattle like...
I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.– John Steinbeck (via clavicola)
May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to...
things i am passionate about:
philadelphia. frozen blueberries. kayaking. harry potter. singing in the car, especially on road trips. colorful pens. notre dame. christmas. paul farmer. the olympics. coffee-flavored ice cream. rolling down hills. the sandlot. scuba diving. wedding dancing (as coined by katie feeney). toms shoes. mix tapes, especially corresponding to specific events. the big bang theory. e.e. cummings....
walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the...– wilferd a peterson
Unhappy Meals →
by Michael Pollan Source: New York Times (click title to read full article) Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy… Perhaps what we need now is a broader, less reductive view of what food is, one that is at once more...
And some time make the time to drive out west Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore, In September or October, when the wind And the light are working off each other So that the ocean on one side is wild With foam and glitter, and inland among stones The surface of a slate-grey lake is lit By the earthed lightning of a flock of swans, Their feathers roughed and ruffling, white on white, Their...