Quote For The Day 11-27-2015

“I watched the early morning light pass over and through the windows of colored glass, leaving streaks of red and green and yellow on the stone floor. When I was little, I used to try and capture the colored light. I thought I could hold it in my hand and carry it home. Now I know it is like happiness– it is there or it is not, you cannot hold it or keep it.”
Karen Cushman, Catherine, Called Birdy

Unforgettable Moments

There are unforgettable moments in life. A child’s joy at the first glimpse of the Christmas Tree after Santa comes. Learning to ride a bike for the first time. First love. The miracle of a new baby laid on your chest. A baby’s first words. First steps. The moment you discover the friend you never met but have known forever. Your wedding. Grandchildren.

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Quote For The Day 11-22-2015

“It never takes longer than a few minutes, when they get together, for everyone to revert to the state of nature, like a party marooned by a shipwreck. That’s what a family is. Also the storm at sea, the ship, and the unknown shore. And the hats and the whiskey stills that you make out of bamboo and coconuts. And the fire that you light to keep away the beasts.”