Thursday, August 17, 2017

It's Been Said

CHARM

Charm is very beautiful, and she is not afraid to wear her beauty on the outside. She works the late shift at the crisis center. She is a good counselor because she experiences her feelings completely. She has a way of offering solace that is subtle and light; she does not judge other people’s craziness at all.

When Charm walks into the room, I sometimes hear the whisper of a silver flute following her. She delights in pretty clothes, soft colors and bold textures and skirts that whirl around her ankles and beautiful rings. Even when she had to wear a grey uniform, it was as if she were surrounded by butterflies and lilacs. Charm loves the sexual dance and the shimmering heat of erotic intensity, but when she says goodbye, she takes all of herself with her.

Charm does not understand the separation between work and play. She is certainly not lazy, but she needs to sing. You must remember that she is Inspiration’s niece.
– The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Because sometimes the obvious needs to stated:

"The act of an individual is the basement for act of the society - if you do positive action, others will join you."
- Unknown

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hello, Monday!

[Redux]

"It's so easy to laugh
It's so easy to hate
It takes strength to be gentle and kind"


-Steven Morrissey

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Realigning with Grace

But you know how it all works, how the small actions add up. And you now see how you can start to stack them up differently. The helpful suggestion upward, not made. The confidential memo leaked downward, or out.... The conversational concessions withdrawn. The conventional civility dropped. The hard stare back, the harder line held. The slack not cut. Elsewhere, the warmer smile. The word of encouragement. The grant approved. The link forwarded. The cartoon tacked up. The dues paid. The paper bought, the extra coin passed, the minute spent in friendly chat before you hurry for the train. The firm nod to your own kid's tentative query.

- The Early Days of a Better Nation, Ken MacLeod