April 25, 2012
Dregon: Emotional pain you wear like a badge. It means you’ve been there, and it can’t get calloused, because each fresh hurt stings like the first.
Aeryn: Why would you want that?
Dregon: Because of all the days before it hurts, the good days, when you’re in love.
April 22, 2012
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
April 21, 2012
A patient’s description of mania as a side effect of corticosteroids:
“Last time I took them, I organized my entire linen closet. And labeled everything!”
April 15, 2012
There’s too many things that I haven’t done yet
Too many sunsets I haven’t seen
You can’t waste the day wishing it’d slow down
You would’ve thought by now
I’d have learned something
-Many the Miles
April 13, 2012
My advice for politicians is don’t mess with stay at home moms. We deal with children who are about the only thing sneakier and more devious than politicians. Building defenses against puppy dog eyes and crocodile tears creates a certain ruthlessness. Underestimate us at your own peril.
April 5, 2012
“We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task.”
-Henry James, “The Middle Years,” Aspen Papers
April 5, 2012
“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.”