Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice – Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Compassion #1000speak

Do you find it difficult to find compassion for your mother diagnosed with cancer? For a friend whose house was burgled? Colleague who lost his child? I’m guessing no.

How about the drug addict who broke into your neighbour’s house, the drunk driver who smashed your car or the stray dog who bit your boyfriend?  What about that smelly homeless man that sleeps on the bench in front of library and picks up cigarette butts or the group of boys that leave them behind?

I think to have compassion requires willingness to understand one’s feelings, life situation, background but also to learn not to judge too quickly or too harshly.

#1000speak

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Growth in wisdom can be measured precisely by decline in bile.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

My Whereabouts

I’ve discovered ‘schedule your post’ button. I love and hate it at the same time. I love that I can sit and prep and schedule posts to be published for when I know I will not be able to blog. But I hate that I don’t have the immediate connection with you lovely folks who actually read it.

I will work on my schedule and try to find a middle way. That is a promise.

Spirit by Dan Rhodes

My girlfriend awoke to find herself possessed by an evil spirit. The first thing I did was call an exorcist. He couldn’t make it until the evening, so we waited. She threw things at me, cursed my name, kept trying to strangle me, and wouldn’t let me kiss her. Really she was the same as ever, but at least she was no longer hellbent on bankrupting me and making me look inadequate in front of everyone. I started to prefer her this way. When the exorcist finally arrived, I sent him away. I told him it had been a false alarm.

From Anthology and a hundred other stories