The world is not thy friend, nor the world’s law. – Romeo
Do you realize that one out of every four Americans is unbalanced? Think of your three closest friends. If they seem normal, then you are the one.
But the future is unknown, and stands before a man like autumnal fogs rising from the swamps; birds fly foolishly up and down in it with flapping wings, never recognizing each other, the dove seeing not the vulture, nor the vulture the dove, and no one knowing how far he may be flying from destruction.
We are all hostages of time. We each have the same number of minutes and hours to live within a day, yet to me it didn’t feel equally doled out. My illness brought me such an abundance of time that time was nearly all I had. My friends had so little time that I often wished I could give them what time I could not use. It was perplexing how in losing health I had gained something so coveted but to so little purpose.
Grenville, brandy glass in hand, cool sangfroid in place, greeted us with a nod. “Lord Gillis, may I present my friend, Captain Gabriel Lacey. Captain Lacey, Lord Gillis.
All of us, even when we think we have noted every tiny detail, resort to set pieces which have already been staged often enough by others…. Our concern with history, so Hilary’s thesis ran, is a concern with pre-formed images already imprinted on our brains, images at which we keep staring while the truth lies elsewhere, away from it all, somewhere as yet undiscovered.
So, I’m lying on the couch and Laura walks in and I say, ‘Free at last,’ and she says ‘You’re free all right, you’re free to do the dishes.’ So I say, ‘You’re talking to the former president, baby,’ and she said, ‘consider this your new domestic policy agenda.
People will doubt you, but do you doubt your own self? People will insult your integrity, but do you trust yourself? If you are at peace with yourself and with God, you can be at peace with the world.
Dear friends, do you know that you are lucky people? You don’t have any cows to lose.
I have learned to thank God for what I cannot see, I have learned to trust God with what I cannot.