Jude used to try to make me laugh, and when I’d crack a smile he’d keep the joke going , like breath on an ember, making it grow into a fit of giggles that’d echo around the whole forest and make all the birds in the trees quiet.
The essential intention is the real sin. A man who cannot choose ceases to be a man.
Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-by is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.
Libraries are not facing crisis, they are in crisis.
The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to respect the woman that gave birth to his children. It is because of her that you have the greatest treasures in your life. You may have moved on, but your children have not. If you can’t be her soulmate, then at least be thoughtful. Whom your children love should always be someone that you acknowledge with kindness. Your children notice everything and will follow your example.
Writing is like talking to yourself, just in a way that makes it look like you’re not crazy!
…the words alone, lonely, and loneliness are three of the most powerful words in the English language…those words say that we are human; they are like the words hunger and thirst. But they are not words about the body, they are words about the soul.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
the lonely mind wanders.
the happy mind goes.
the weary mind travels.
the thoughtful mind flows.