Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thoughts - November 26, 2016

".....The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.”
― Annie Dillard, The Writing Life.
She's not talking about money here, folks, so don't get excited. (though there is that biblical reference about 'the lilies in the field' if you want to follow that train of thought...). No, Ms. Dillard is talking about sharing our thoughts, experiences, ideas. I need to be reminded of this frequently, not because I don't want to share, but because of procrastination ....usually imagining a future with 'more time'. Well, 'more time' is now, today, the hours we have to share of ourselves, spread a little joy, put forth our ideas....and then watch the well fill back up, time and time again. - Beth Almond Ford

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