Is That How It Happened?

Quotes and Notes #359

Looking back

Looking back

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”—Marcel Proust—

I remember one of my most cherished possessions when I was eight was a pocket knife. One time I had a dime. I wanted to go to the hobby shop and buy a piece of balsa wood to carve a boat. It would be a wonderful boat with a sail and a Viking emblem. But, then, the Saturday morning movie that week featured Roy Rogers and Lash Larue. The movie cost a dime and I would get a free popsicle as I left the theater.

That is my first remembrance of financial conflict. It is also my first remembrance of problem solving. I found that a large piece of pine bark from a dead stump would make a satisfactory boat and I would still have my dime for the movie. That was sixty-two years ago—I wonder if it really happened?

I wanted to share that smile with you today
And to remind you that you are the only you in the world
Everything is going to be all right.

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

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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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