Through That Broken Window

“A writer’s heart, a poet’s heart, an artist’s heart, a musician’s heart is always breaking. It is through that broken window that we see the world…” ― Alice Walker

Mind Your Busy-ness

“We are compelled to read for profit, to have parties for contacts, go to lunch for contracts, play for therapy, drive to get there, gamble for charity, go out to rebuild the community, stay home to rebuild the house. Our leisure hours are as frantic and busy as our work hours and therefore as meaningless – meaningless enough to drive some of us to drink, some of to the hospital, and all of us to the beck and call of the marketplace.” – Father William McNamara, Contemplative Practices

Build Your Wings

If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. — Annie Dillard