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  • Actual happiness looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand. - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
  • Education
    "Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education." -David Polis
  • "Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it... but by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one becomes to feeling ill... Thus if one just keeps walking, everything will be all right." -Soren Kierckgaard
  • Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus
  • How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard

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January 02, 2008

Comments

Aunt Suey

oh my gosh, that is so sad. I don't even know those chickens but love them from the stories and photos. Thank goodness you have Ruby to help take your minds off of it. Maybe I don't want to have chickens. Poor Parsley must be scared and lonely.

Nana

I feel so bad for Silas. He cared so much for his chickens. The photo of Silas and little SiSi just breaks your heart. Ruby really came at the right time and although she won't replace the chickens, she will help ease the sadness.

Alison

i am so sorry for your loss.

Michelle Shutty

Yes, it is very sad, but Silas doesn't seem too down about it. We've talked about how racoons have to eat, too, and that we should have built a better coop for them. Parsley has now been eaten, too, sadly, we are out of chickens.

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