Thursday, May 27, 2010

One moon


"The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon."

--Jean Ingelow

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fine days

There we are,
just as before:
side by side.
Fine days we had,
fine days we'll have
once more
as sure as birds fly,
as sure as stars shine,
as sure as I am yours
and you are mine.

Monday, May 17, 2010

No goodbyes

Judah Ben-Hur: If you were not a bride, I would kiss you goodbye.
Esther: If I were not a bride, there would be no goodbyes to be said.

'Look more often at the stars...'

"Dear brothers and sisters, the Lord, teaching us the way of Heaven, allows us to already foretaste the divine life on earth. A Russian author of the 1900s, in his spiritual testament, wrote: 'Look more often at the stars. When you have a weight on your soul, look at the stars or the blue of the sky. When you feel sad, when they offend you -- stop yourselves... with the heavens. Then your soul will find peace.'"

--Pope Benedict XVI quoting Pavel Florensky on May 16, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

All's well

"All's well that ends better."


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Planting Trees

As I age
in the world it will rise and spread,
and be for this place horizon
and orison, the voice of its winds.
I have made myself a dream to dream
of its rising, that has gentled my nights.
Let me desire and wish well the life
these trees may live when I
no longer rise in the mornings
to be pleased with the green of them
shining, and their shadows on the ground,
and the sound of the wind in them.

-   Wendell Berry, Planting Trees

Friday, May 7, 2010

Some day...

 "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."

--C.S. Lewis