It is the second day of September, nineteen days of summer left, it is Labor Day (a national holiday) here in the states, it is raining and I am resting. I pretty much work at one job or another every day of the week during the spring and summer, and to have a day to rest is wonderful. Although, I keep wondering what I might get done if I went on to work. Work is really an addiction and one gets to the point where he feels he must stay busy all the time but that’s really not good. There is no good in working if you can’t sometimes stop and enjoy your accomplishments.Sometimes it is good to just step back and get a new perspective on things. But to step away occasionally and be at peace must be a thing to be cultivated, something to practice. I heard of a soldier who was marching, a long march with full gear, and in the end he was just counting his steps, 1… 2… 3… 4…, no longer thinking, 1… 2… 3… 4…, just marching as if on automatic, 1… 2… 3… 4… I do not want to go on automatic and stop thinking so that’s why rest is so necessary. May you get all the work you need and all the rest you deserve with the reward that comes from each.
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…and so little Diogenes, ever vigilant in his search for an honest man, lifts his lantern in the darkness and says, “To tell the truth, I’d settle for just one really good liar.”.
Too often I find myself energized, basking in the light and warmth of my own wisdom, only to waken and find myself in the dark and frozen to my bones.
There is no endeavor taken on by men that that can't be made worse by the dreading of it.
As it turns out I'm ambidextrous, but only in one hand.
It is truly "better to light one small candle rather than to curse the darkness", but the cursing usually wins out.
I am pushing sixty, down a very steep and slippery hill, with a hurricane wind at my back.
My childhood is yet within sight... it's just a long way behind me.
Smart? Why I've got brains I've never even used.
Why, if I could play like those guys, I'd have ruined my life earlier and in a much more creative way.
I stopped reading minds when I got tired of the small print..., and missing pages
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