“Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.”
Paul Johannes Tillich, The Eternal Now
Pip and I were snuggling together in bed one morning while Big-Daddy-O and Fig were getting a fire started. ”Mama, [...]
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Lately, it seems that many of Pip’s sentences begin with, ‘I want…’ We’re not sure where the ‘May I pleases,’ have gone, but we’re determined to find them. [...]
“Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.”
Sometimes I marvel at the unlikely situations that fill me with pride. Nose-blowing for example.
Pip has maintained a fairly positive attitude despite her nasty cold. I feel as though I’ve been wiping her nose intermittently for the past two weeks, and I have [...]
“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
Pip and Fig both have miserable colds at the moment. Neither of them are sleeping well, which means that I, too, am overtired. By about 4:00 pm yesterday, I noticed that my patience was disappearing. Pip was riding her new bike in the back [...]
“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.”
The drawback of those great stainless-steel water-bottles for kids is the weight. Today Fig was enjoying a nice sip of H2O in the kitchen, when she dropped her water-bottle on her middle toe. The stainless=steel edge cut through skin, [...]