Sunday, June 30, 2013

Weekly Quote 5

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I Want To Believe

You remind me of the babe,
walk this way
listen with your heart.
It's bigger on the inside
my Precious,
you're a wizard.

I'm a leaf on the wind,
no one knows the wonders I've seen.
I had bad days,
it always comes back to the duck.

use the force,
beam me up,
dial the gate.
I want to believe.

Reference sources in respective order: Labyrinth,Young Frankenstein, Roar, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Serenity, Farscape, BBC Sherlock, Fringe, Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, and The X-Files.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Weekly Quote 3

"Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things." -George Carlin

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fairy Tale Fathers

There are a lot of fathers in fairy tales. Most die pretty quickly, or their wives die, and they don't remarry very well; sometimes they'd remarry poorly and then die. Of the commonly known stories the best father I can think of is Hansel's and Grettel's. Taking into account that it is a fairy tale, one really can't hold him accountable for marrying a monster the second time around, but despite this common occurrence, he still stands out. He doesn't die or completely submit to his new wife's will. While he did eventually give in to her nagging, he resisted it for as long as he could, which is more than we're told the other fathers ever did, and when his children came home he embraced them with joyful tears. Depending on the version, he either kicked his spouse out or she died for unspecified reasons before the children returned, which I find a little suspicious, but either way, nothing would convince him to leave his darling children ever again. I assume that includes any charges of murder, vandalism, or theft that were never brought against the two little delinquents (in some versions they returned home with riches from the witch's house that ensured their financial security after that).

Here's a fairy tale, one that may be more true than you might believe it to be.

Once, not so terribly long ago, a youth fell in love with a beautiful young woman. He wasn't a prince, and she wasn't a princess. Neither one was the child of a poor woodsman or tailor, but the youth still saw her for the clever beauty that she was, and still is. He tirelessly wooed her, and one day they were wed. They lived happily for a few years and had a child, which did not dim their joy in the least. She was a golden haired little princess that was mostly quiet and observant. Not long after their daughter reached three years of age, they had her sister, who was a little bit louder to be perfectly frank. To this day the youth lives happily with his family. He works hard to support and feed them, and they love him as he loves them.

Happy Fathers' Day. I love you Dad.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekly Quote 2

"In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity." -Meister Eckhart

Monday, June 3, 2013

Something To Keep In Mind Through The Week

I know that the start of the week can be hard, so I'm going to try and post a quote at the start of each week, just something to help us through said week. I will probably post Sunday evenings most times, as I don't get on the computer early enough most mornings to post on Mondays.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9