"Not every tear in the fabric of civility opens a path to Auschwitz but that civilization is immeasurably fragile, and is easily turned to brutality and barbarism. The human capacity for hatred is terrifying in its volatility." ~Adam Gopnik/The New Yorker This part of a story I read in The New . . .
By the time we reach midlife and thereafter, we've got a whole lot of life experience to call on, both positive and negative. If we're awake and aware, we can draw on that experience to predict an outcome. Or so it seems. Sometimes, though, that works against us, as I learned the other day in the . . .
Have you ever wanted to do something but been kind of, well, afraid to take the risk? Afraid to step outside your comfort zone? This is a photograph of my husband doing something he never thought he'd do and in the process, he gave me an opportunity for think about aging, risk ....and . . .
I come from a long line of fearful people, the kind who could give you all the reasons why NOT to do something and none of the reasons why they should. They knew why they didn't want to fly. Or move away. Or take a new job. Or ski. Or work out. Or try anything new. Oh, they had their excuses, . . .
I hold the Lion’s Paw Whenever I dance. I know the ecstasy of the falcon's wings When they make love against the sky, And the sun and moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night. If you think I am having more fun Than anyone on this planet You are absolutely correct. But Hafiz Is willing . . .
"Don't let the terrorists win." How often have we heard that in the past 15 years? A lot. We're told not to succumb to fear because if we do, "the terrorists will win." And yet, here's what's also true: How can we not? Grim, gruesome, ghastly things are happening all over the world. We can't . . .