“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ~ Philip Pullman We meander into the common area at the care home where my mother-in-love lives: Gerry pushing her in her chair, me holding Maya the Wonder Dog (so dubbed by us as a result of the way her
“I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.” ~ Avery Sawyer, Notes to Self I must be a very interesting person this week. I suppose, looking on the bright side, that it's been delightful to snag all these extra reading hours. Last night, again, I was awake before 3am. knowing sleep wasn't
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles William Eliot It is a historic day for our neighbours south of the border, indeed for the whole world. Some are celebrating, others are protesting; some jubilant, others afraid.
“I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” ~ J.K. Rowling When I was still working, this week between Christmas and New Year's Eve was one of organizing and planning. The office was relatively quiet as many
"Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles William Eliot I surface this morning from a slumber so deep that it
"What is the hypothesis of generosity? What is the most generous assumption you can make about this person’s intentions or what this person said?” ~ Brené Brown, Rising Strong " “I don’t know. I really don’t. All I know is that my life is better when I assume that people are doing their best. It
"One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” ~ Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices I have sought solace in books my entire life. Such friends they've been. In my darkest days they sustained me, brought wisdom, and showed me another way of looking at