Running Around in Circles?

Quotes and Notes #277, August 8

Be patient, the time will come

Be patient, the time will come

“Everything has a way of coming full circle. It takes patience and perseverance to see a dream through—to close that circle. Because some dreams, like some circles, can be much bigger than others.”—Karen Dale Trask—

It comes to me in periods of nostalgia that for generations we timed our lives in a circle and that now the digital revolution has taken the circle out of time. I remember sitting in a classroom at two minutes before three o’clock on a Friday afternoon, waiting and watching as first the second hand and then the minute hand made their way to the end of the school week and the beginning of my two days of delightful freedom.

As one circle ends, another begins. It will happen. We must be patient.

Share a smile
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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Am I a Flower in the Pasture or a Weed in The Garden?

Quotes and Notes #259, July 21

Intricate beauty finds its own home.

Intricate beauty finds its own home.

“You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”—Roman Payne—

I see so many wonderful and intricate things in the moving picture that is my mind. But, then, I walk through a neglected field looking for nothing and find a treasure nestled in the overgrown grass—a treasure that, in other places, would be an unwanted weed, but one that belongs here, where I am merely passing through.

I don’t know if anyone saw it, but I shared a smile with the world.
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

“Immensity to dream in”

Quotes and Notes #178, May 2

Today’s article is halfway to the goal of one a day for a year. A personal milestone.

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” —Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

Today it will be easy to find a garden to appreciate. We can look at all of the lush new green growth and at the newly-planted spring flowers. The corn fields are newly plowed and await the magic seeds that will produce our major food crop.

And the diversity of it all astounds me. The size of gardens ranges from a spindly geranium planted lovingly in an orange-juice can by a kind country grandmother to the sculptured grandness of Versailles. Sometimes I feel that the entire world is my private garden. I will share it with you.

After seeing the garden, it should be easy to share a smile.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz   “Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

A garden to walk in and stars above to gaze upon.

A garden to walk in and stars above to gaze upon.

The Difference Between Dreams and Plans

Quotes and Notes #172, April 25

“In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.”—Patti Smith—

Find Joy in life. Throw up your arms, free your mind and laugh into the sky. If the sky is stormy, laugh louder.

For today, and each day as it comes, take the time to make some precise plans and then carefully sneak up on them, grab them, and make them happen.

And share a smile.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz  “Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

See the valley through the woods.

See the valley through the woods.

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