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“Do not let yourself be bothered by the inconsequential.

 

One has only so much time in this world,

so devote it to the work and the people most important to you,

to those you love and things that matter.

 

One can waste half a lifetime with people one doesn’t really like,

or doing things when one would be better off somewhere else.”

 

[ Louis L’Amour Ride the River ]

156 Of 365 (366) For 2012

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“Fairness, does not govern life and death.

If it did, no good person would ever die young.”

 

[ Mitch AlbomThe Five People You Meet in Heaven ]

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“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”

[ Henry Winkler ]

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“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another:

“What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

 

[ C. S. Lewis ]

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“A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid.

 

Give me a choice and I’ll take A Midsummer Night’s Dream over Hamlet every time.

 

Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down,

 

but it takes a genius to make people laugh.”

 

[ Stephen King ]

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“The reason that ‘guru’ is such a popular word is because ‘charlatan’ is so hard to spell.”

[ William J. BernsteinThe Investor’s Manifesto: Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon, and Everything in Between ]

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“Every one of us is called upon, perhaps many times, to start a new life.

A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job… .

And onward full-tilt we go,

pitched and wrecked and absurdly resolute,

driven in spite of everything to make good on a new shore.

To be hopeful,

to embrace one possibility after another-that is surely the basic instinct… .

Crying out: High tide! Time to move out into the glorious debris.

Time to take this life for what it is.”

[ Barbara KingsolverHightide In Tucson: Essays From Now Or Never ]

What I Ment To Say

“Speak with integrity.

Say only what you mean.

Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.

Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”

[ Miguel Ruiz ]

Lately, I’ve been very quiet.

That is except for the daily remembrance – maybe even intrusive in some way (but then you can always skip over whatever you don’t want to read here – that makes it a bit better than sitting across the table from someone I imagine – you can decide what you want to hear and let the rest drift on by you) – a daily glimpse into whatever bit of myself I was willing to define myself by; whatever bit of myself I wanted to remember the day by a year later.

I’m not sure what I am to make of the consequences that come with my silence. Life here is so different from life outside (quicker maybe, slower at times – a haze, a mist, a dream). I understand that. I do. But sometimes I’m not good at – processing.

This is not an apology and it’s not a plea either. It’s – I guess you could best refer to it as a “whisper”. I longed to test my voice in this space again.

Wondering if there would be an echo.

Wondering if there would be silence.

Wondering what I would feel.

Wondering.

– I know this is not what I envisioned my first real post to be (I have other drafts – many).

Maybe this would have been better as a letter (would you have preferred it to be one?).

I think what I ment to say is

“I miss you. I miss me with you. I miss – everything. Thank you.”

[ “Breathe me” – Sia ]

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“You can’t know what friends might actually become sisters

because they stayed by your side.”

[ Holly C. CorbettThe Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around The World. ]

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“People who ask our advice almost never take it.

 

Yet we should never refuse to give it,

upon request,

for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.”

 

[ Dr. Brendan Francis Brown ]