27 June 2004

Random thoughts about what I'm reading...

I've been reading some of Emerson's essays... and I'm really liking them. Like, almost enough to start quoting them to other people. Isn't that scary? I'll try not to (too much).
My favorite so far is his essay on Character. Wish I had some, sounds like a wondrous quality when you look at it like he does. It seems to be what makes common folk into heros and great people, like Washington and Napoleon (his examples not mine). (Okay, stupid thought to add but I once, a long, long time ago, thought Napoleon and Neapolitan were the same thing/person. Obviously not but there ya go. Did make me wonder why there was an ice cream named after a French dude...)
My favorite quote of Emerson's on success:

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

25 June 2004

Another Day and I'm finally back...

So, I'm Back!
Well, I didn't actually go anywhere. Not in the strictest sense. I went to the store, work, Granmum's, etcetera, but not anywhere truly exciting. Been busy so no time for my little fledgling blog baby. I offer my utmost appolgies (so please don't call the DHS of the blog world. please?)
Isn't life funny. Naturally, I did have a couple of good examples of how funny it is but I now find I have no time to type them. Crikey. But I don't want to clean the house...
I absolutely promise to write more very soon. Elaborate on my lovely topic. Until then do something groovy for me, won't you?

15 June 2004

One more thought...

Okay, please be patient with me. I am VERY new at this. There won't likely be any pictures for quite sometime. That is all...

The first day...

Wow. This is rather strange but something I've been meaning to do so I suppose I'll just have to get over that, right? Methinks I will spend way too much time on this and, perhaps, become a hermit. Who knows? Might be fun. If nothing else I have all summer to play with this, right? Today has been a beautiful day. Thank you