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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 08, 2010



Wow, that's a few books you got a thousand!--Cole
Good luck Silas, you might have to get your Mom a few drinks of water, my throat gets dry when I read a lot to the boys.

So glad he LOVES to read and I agree, that morning/reading/snuggling time is PRECIOUS.


I thought of you this morning Deb when I read what felt like a thousand books, I became very, very, very sleepy.  I think it is due to lack of oxygen from talking for so long without a break.


Michelle, glad to know it isn't just me. I get sooo super relaxed and then I MUST close my eyes!! It seems to be worse in the afternoon. I am almost NEVER sleepy in the mornings, unless I read a lot. Yesterday we read a long book, I closed my eyes for 5 minutes and got up and drank another cup of coffee....all before 8 a.m.!

alison Shutty


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