Tag Archives: inspirational
Only a Shape
“An emotion was swelling in my throat. It took me a moment to recognize what it was. I had been old and stern for so long, carved with regrets and years like a monolith. But that was only a shape I had been poured into. I did not have to keep it.” ~Madeline Miller, in …
Every Single Thing
I wished I lived someplace where people wrote things like this then hung it on a wall for everybody to see. In East Texas all we get is profanity and crude drawings of genitalia.
Excerpted from the article “Fear of Math” by Ashutosh Jogalekar, posted to 3 Quarks Daily: But I don’t want to digress from the bigger lesson that I learnt and which I have tried to communicate to students I have met over the years. This is that being “bad at math” has very little to do with …
Eff It After All
“Come, let us go. Let us leave this festering hellhole. Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.” Dirk Gently, in Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, ©1987 My friend Mary, who …
“I do not accept it.”
I found this posted to the blog Living for the Hope of it All: There’s a part in The Princess Bride (the book, it’s not in the movie) where Inigo and Fezzik are looking for Westley after he’s been taken by the Prince, and they’ve been running into obstacle after obstacle, having to overcome them …
RIP Tony Hendra
Tony Hendra died last Thursday of Lou Gherig’s disease. He was 79. You can read a little bit about him HERE. His autobiography, Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul, is a wonderful book about spiritual transformation. I don’t have a lot of space to store books, but I’ve always kept a spot on …
Five types of people you want to surround yourself with: The Inspired The Passionate The Motivated The Grateful The Open-Minded
Happy Birthday, Tiny Tim
Today is Tiny Tim’s birthday. If you only know him for his campy, goofy songs, then please take a few minutes to play the song above. You’re in for a treat. I really consider him a heroic, inspirational figure. His was an odd dream– he wanted to sing songs from the 1890s to the 1920s, …
Keep On Truckin’
For anyone having a bad day: Full lyrics HERE.
I’m Going On
Full lyrics HERE. CeeLo Green is a treasure. We’re lucky to be alive the same time he is.
Goes right on in his kindness
“We must take time, take pains, have a plan, form spiritual habits, if we are to keep our souls alive; and now is the time to begin. A man to whom religion is a reality, and who knows what is meant by ‘the practice of salvation,’ keeps his balance, because the living center of his …
A Place That’s A Little More Timeless
At 3:59 she talks about how poetry creates a safe spot to view the world from. I like that a lot.
Or would you rather be a pig?
So you see it’s all up to you You can be better than you are You could be swinging on a star Full lyrics HERE.
And Not To Yield
I reblog this every so often because it always cheers me up. For today’s assignment, read it in Lemmy Kilmister’s voice: Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson (written in 1833 and it was published with his Poems in 1842) It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match’d with an …
I never really expected Charles Bukowski to say something inspiring. 😀
Here’s to you!
I like this a lot. 😀
“If you can’t beat fear, just do it scared.” ~Glennon Doyle Melton
This is Teddy Roosevelt’s diary entry for Valentine’s Day 1884. His mother had died that morning. His wife died the same day, eleven hours later. There’s no doubt it was the worst day of his life. But- and this is why I found this not just tragic, but oddly inspirational- he bounced back. He went …