Sunday, March 13, 2016

Random acts of randomness

Oh, many a shaft at random sent
Finds mark the archer little meant!
And many a word at random spoken
May soothe, or wound, a heart that's broken!

— Sir Walter Scott, Lord of the Isles

1. Life is often uncomfortable. The way to deal with that when it happens is to be uncomfortable.
2. Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. Winnie the Pooh 
3. In ancient Greek theater, actors wore masks that not only helped identify the role they were playing but that also helped project their voices so that they could be heard. The masks we wear sometimes conceal who we are, but at other times they make it possible for people to hear what we are saying.
4. Have you ever read a document that contains a page with text saying "This page is left intentionally blank?" But it isn't, is it?
5. This is my life and it's ending one minute at a time. Oops! There went another one.
6. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. — William James
7. As I was writing this, the telephone rang and the name that showed on caller ID looked like the last name of Tom's ex. He picked up the phone and said brightly, "Hi, babe!" The caller responded with a shocked, "What?" It wasn't Helen, but a fellow library volunteer who wanted to let me know that I did not need to substitute for her tomorrow. Not sure what she thought was going on or what this will do to my library rep.

1 comment:

Mitchell is Moving said...

1 and 4 are my favorites (other than 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7). Bye, babe!