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We're all connected like the scarf, one piece of yarn.
If you cut it up into little pieces, it's useless. You can't make anything out of it.
We're all responsible - everything that we touch, everything that touches us.


Connections exist long before we're aware of them.
They've always existed.
They always will.


from Joan of Arcadia Season 2
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Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant" is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist.
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Sometimes we have to be brought to our knees in order to get in touch with who we really are and what we really want. We can't heal until we hit rock bottom.

from Joan of Arcadia - God to Joan
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At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.
- Aldous Huxley
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From The Beach House by James Patterson & Peter de Jonge

"Justice is neither a mystery or a crap shoot, but a major purchase.
Spend your money thoughtfully and secretly, you walk free.
That was the way it was in America these days. Maybe that is the way it had always been."

A cynical thought, but it puts a whole new spin on "all men are created equal" and "justice for all".
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I really like it when the little coffee shops or bistros have areas where they put up children's artwork from the local schools. Today the topic that the children had to ponder and draw a picture describing was the secret of an object. They could choose whether it was a person, place or thing and draw what the secret was.

My favourite was the little girl who told the secret of the crayon. I thought it was amazingly simple, but deeply profound.

The secret of the crayon is that it likes to be colored.

The End.

Aug. 22nd, 2005 12:55 pm
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Thank goodness. I finally finished The Secret Life of Bees. I had to force myself to finish, but I'm glad because it truly was a lovely story. By the last 2 chapters I had stopped thinking of home and my mom. I don't think I'll be rereading it anytime soon though. Way too depressing for me.

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Now for the quotes:

" . . .some things don't matter that much . . . Like the color of a house. How big is that in the overall scheme of life? But lifting a person's heart - now, that matters. The whole problem with people is that they know what matters, but they don't choose it . . . The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters." (page 147)

" . . . it's something everybody wants - - for someone to see the hurt done to them and set it down like it matters." (page 185)

"In life there are things you can't get over no matter how hard you try" (page 188)

"We can't think of changing our skin. Change the world that's how we gotta think." (page 216)

"Have you noticed the more you try not to think, the more elaborate your thinking episodes get?" (page 271)

"You have to find a mother inside yourself. We all do. Even if we already have a mother, we still have to find this part of ourselves inside." (page 288)

"I believe in the goodness of imagination." (page 300)
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Well, I know why I'm having trouble getting through The Secret Life of Bees, it reminds me of home. I'm homesick. So reading the book just makes me sad. Great! Now how long is it going to take me to read this book?

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Quotes from the book I've enjoyed so far:

Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here. (page 107)

. . . you look like the kind of girl who'll wreck something for sure. (page 118)

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