I read a lot of NYTimes articles. Frequent readers and facebook folks know that for sure as well as knowing that I’m not an all-inclusive reader: my tastes are broad and far-ranging.
As much as I enjoy many columns and columnists, I often find myself reading at greater length through the comments on an article. There people weigh in from all sides, offering support or argument against the Times article as well as commenting on other comments.
I like throwing my two cents in occasionally and find it a small thrill to see the email arrive saying that my comment has been approved. I’ve gotten a few comments or thumbs up on my comments too over the years.
So after reading an article entitled What Makes a Jewish Mother? I smiled quite a broad smile to see this:
As the old Russian proverb says: “A spoon is only precious at dinnertime”
I challenge all of you to add this great proverb to your arsenal. Ears will perk up everywhere.
newly borrowed from Sandy:
That’s the point of working with one’s hands, you see. It gives the mind something else to do besides worry. – Charles Todd
and then from the sidebar here, aptly timed:
By the street of by-and-by, one arrives at the house of never. – Miguel de Cervantes
I’m realizing I’m not really skilled in the moderation department but committing to a small bit by bit and by and by is a good way to get kick started.
and then this from The Writers Circle:
Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. – Franz Kafka
Peace doesn’t require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there. – Byron Katie
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind. To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it. — Dorothea Lange
Via The Writers Almanac
The only tyrant I will accept in this world is the “still small voice” within me. – Mahatma Gandhi