Those narcotic moments of belonging…

Love is saying yes to belonging.-David Steindl-Rast (b.1926) It's just that it's impossible to be a broken or whole person. You can only be a person. You can only exist, you can only belong to yourself, and you can only be responsible for your own happiness or belonging or whatever. That broken-part-piece-whole thing is just… Continue reading Those narcotic moments of belonging…

The positive involvement of the parents…

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of the parents.-Jane Hull (1935 – 2020) Don't worry that children… Continue reading The positive involvement of the parents…

I doubt about everything, even…

Doubt grows with knowledge.–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) To know much is often the cause of doubting more.-Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592) To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.-Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841 – 1935) Doubt everything. Find your own light.-Buddha (c. 5th century BCE) Doubt whom… Continue reading I doubt about everything, even…

But what is happiness except…

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.-Pearl S. Buck (1892 – 1973) The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.-Carrie Jones The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) But what is happiness except… Continue reading But what is happiness except…