Friday, September 23, 2016

Thoughts - September 23, 2016

“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”
― Ray Bradbury.
I heard something about this being 'banned books week' (a personal irritant of mine....) and Ray Bradbury is always my go-to guy on this subject. But what met me this morning was the quote above and I couldn't resist. We are cups -- and filling ourselves and being filled by all the things of the world (and not of this world, too). I don't always go for the 'sweet stuff' (heck, the Dexter series of books is one of my favorites...and I think dear Dexter has much to say that is true and good). But I do try to avoid the 'mean-stuff' (and, hence, have avoided t.v. news and most radio for many years). When that cup runs over, I hope it's with a tender touch and what emerges is a smile, a thoughtful word, a laugh that does not poke fun. Of course, when I get all 'steamed up' (like a tea pot), who knows what will be spewing out! (there is such a thing as righteous anger....) - Beth Almond Ford

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